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Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
+1 800-777-6845
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You won't Believe your Eyes, It's for all ages.

Every year we visit Nervous Nellie's just to see what Peter Beerits' clever and multi-talented mind... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jneel43
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Croton on Hudson, New York
A Quirky and unique place

We have been here many times since 2004 and always find something new to enjoy. The place sells... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Robert M
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Garland, Texas
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Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western town complete with saloon, sheriff, jail, Chinese laundry, fortune teller, church, Grail castle and wizard's tower all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Little ones enjoy the sandbox under a grape arbor, while parents relax in Adirondack chairs close at hand. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here!
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  • Average2%
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“scones” (12 reviews)
“nervous nellies” (11 reviews)
“all ages” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
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+1 800-777-6845
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we visit Nervous Nellie's just to see what Peter Beerits' clever and multi-talented mind has thought up to place in his Maine version of fantasyland. From a grown-up version of his boyhood toy town to a magical mystery tour through the woods Peter's...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been here many times since 2004 and always find something new to enjoy. The place sells wonderful Jams and jellies on one hand and then is a great display of all kinds of artwork or sculptures to be more exact. Each year another...More

1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Brought my grandchildren as they were visiting and for some reason had never actually gone after all these years coming here. I had only bought the jellies in the local stores. Adorable and quite unique. I love the idea that the owners have turned what...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Nervous Nellies is a incredible must visit while on Deer Isle in Maine. You will never see or experience anything ever like it in your life! Peter the sculpture and Anne his wife are wonderful wonderful people! The sculptures and jams speak for themselves !!...More

Thank Jamie T
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Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks, Jamie! Lovely to meet you and look forward to your next visit. House-shopping??

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a recommendation of a local person. I am so glad we stopped! Such a unique place. The kids loved Nellieville. A little town that they built. Super cute! The shop was great with their homemade jams and jelly’s. The staff was so...More

2  Thank kimvH7541XU
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

They served this jam at our B&B in Stonington. It was delicious, so I knew I had to get some to bring home! Super cute place with a small gift shop packed with homemade jams & chutnies (my faves were Blue Razz and the citrus...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a very unique place to visit and am so glad we went here. It's definitely other-worldly. It would be a great place to bring kids to see all the different displays and the amount of work that went into them. We took time...More

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Not only will you pick up fine selections of jellies, jams, and preserves, this is a very entertaining place, especially for kids. Also very photogenic to the camera buff.

Thank jbrokos3
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This isn't about jam or jelly. They do have it and we bought a couple but mostly about the sculptures and buildings. This place is amazing and wonderfully fun to wander around and just stare in awe.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Hard to explain this place. Combine a stop here with a trip to the public tour at Haystack Mountain School on Wednesday afternoons for an extra great day. You can explore the village in front and more outback. Your mind may be blown. Kids will...More

1  Thank RickyRight2013
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