According to the sign out front, the Henry Guest House was built of local stone by Henry Guest in 1760. Guest lived at this sandstone house until his death in 1815. According to the New Brunswick Free Public Library Site, Henry Guest was quoted to have said “If his descendants would only keep a roof on it, the house would stand till Gabriel blew his trumpet”. According to Historic New Brunswick, Guest was an associate of President John Adams and author Thomas Payne, who once stayed at the residence.
Besides the daredevil squirrel on the roof, nicknamed Ethan Hunt for his “Mission Impossible”-like tactics, the house seemed relatively quiet and uneventful. It has recently been locked up and boarded down. It’s candidacy as a local favorite for spirits is promoted by its location, as the Willow Grove Cemetery is in its backyard.