After Daniel Marrett graduated from Harvard, he moved to Standish, Maine in the 1970s to become the town minister. He bought the largest and most imposing house in town to reflect his status in the community. In the mid-19th century, the Marretts renovated and enlarged the home. Three generations of the Marretts lived in the house for about 150 years.
The Marrett House has small service houses at the back. There's a little house and a back house used for different chores such as laundry or maid's quarters. There's also a barn at the back of the house. All the service house are connected to the main house. The house now serves as a museum. It exhibits the original furnishings and memorabilia of the Marretts like pewter, ceramics and textiles from the 18th and 19th century. Many of the interior arrangements and furnishings like the original Victorian wallpaper and carpet inside the house was preserved. There's also an early 20th century perennial garden located at the back which visitors will surely admire.