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Brunswick, Maine: The Vision of Uncle Tom

A plaque bolted to a church pew in 1928 marks the spot where Harriet Beecher Stowe "saw as in a vision" the death of the title character of a book she was working on -- Uncle Tom's Cabin.

9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, ME
First Parish Church. I-295 exit 28 (Brunswick). Drive about two miles on Pleasant St. until it ends. Turn right onto Maine St. As you come up the hill you'll see the big church in front of you. The church offices are to the left, across the street when facing the church (Brick building with blue trim).
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Harriet Beecher Stowe plaque.

Vision of Uncle Tom

A plaque mounted on a pew in the First Parish Church marks the spot where author Harriet Beecher Stowe "saw as in a vision" the death of the title character of a book she was working on -- Uncle Tom's Cabin. If you go during the week when someone is in the office, they will take you to the church so you can take a picture of the plaque.

[Amanda Stover, 09/14/2013]
Vision of Uncle Tom

First Parish Church is a historic structure in many ways. One of its pews contains a plaque explaining that it was while sitting in this pew that Harriet Beecher Stowe had a vision of Uncle Tom's death and raced home after church to start writing Uncle Tom's Cabin.

[Chris, 03/04/2000]

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