Places to Explore

home tours in Maine

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Homey Things to Do in Maine This Fall

Places to Explore

Bangor

Stroll down the street where some of the city’s biggest names have resided at the Historic Homes of Broadway walking tour. Aug. 27 6 p.m. & Sept. 29, 10 a.m. 207-942-1900.

Belfast

See landscape designer/painter Kate McLeod’s semi-shaded oasis — featured in the July issue of Down East! — at the McLeod Garden & Studio tour. Aug. 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Wiscasset

Get a behind-the-scenes look at 19th-century gastronomy at Mollie Tucker’s Kitchen: A Culinary Tour at Castle Tucker. Aug. 29, 9:30–11 a.m. 207-882-7169.

Seal Harbor

Take a self-guided tour of the walled garden and terrace belonging to former Rockefeller home, the Eyrie, at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden. Tues. & Thurs. through Sept. 6, 10 a.m.–Noon or 1–3 p.m.

Portland

View the gracious Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate residences of the Spring Street Historic District at the Homes of Portland’s Golden Age Tours. Tues. & Fri. through Sept. 14, 10 a.m. 207- 774-5561.

Bar Harbor

Take in the home, library, and gardens of famed landscape architect Beatrix Farrand at Garland Farm. Thurs. through Sept. 27, 1–5 p.m. 207-288-0237.

The library open to the Terrace Garden at Garland Farm.

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Portland

Brave Longfellow’s Haunted House — a guided tour based on the author’s poem Haunted Houses. Family tours: Oct. 26–27, 5 p.m. Adult tours: Oct. 24–27, 6 p.m. 207-774-1822.


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