Places to Explore

home tours in Maine

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Homey Things to Do in Maine This Fall

Places to Explore


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.


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.


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.


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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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.