Gorham's - Gorham's Bluff


Being a working farm, this homestead has numerous barns and sheds. Of special interest are the two barns located next to the house that give the homestead a courtyard effect.

History and Style:

This farm has been worked by the Gorham family since the arrival of their Loyalist ancestors, Nathaniel, and Mary Gorham, in the 1780s. The present house was built by Nathaniel’s son, George Gorham, between 1815 and 1820. The farmhouse faces the river, and like many Loyalist homes, has a large central chimney. There have been extensive additions over the years, but much of the original character remains intact. One of the house’s most striking features is its extremely steep and narrow curved staircase that leads to the second floor. The kitchen also has a unique style of wainscoting; instead of thin vertical boards, it is paneled with very wide horizontal planks.