Places to Explore

Bar Harbor Historical Society

Photographed by Benjamin Williamson.

Homey Things to Do in Maine This Fall

Places to Explore


Catch one of the season’s last public tours of the 1837 Frances Perkins Homestead, the ancestral home of the principal architect of the New Deal. Sept. 7, 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 207-563-3374.


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“Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.” – Frances Perkins

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See intriguing nautical wall etchings on a rare tour of Pettengill Farm, a circa 1800 Saltbox on 140 acres. Sept. 13, 11 a.m. 207-865-3170.


Explore a range of marine beacons on Maine Open Lighthouse Day, featuring more than two dozen locations. Sept. 14., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 207-594-4174.


Peruse wares from more than 60 dealers from seven states at the Maine Antiques Exposition (sponsored by Down East and Maine Homes). Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sept. 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 800-641-6908.


Discover the town’s spooky history at Haunted Kennebunkport. Oct. 1, 10 a.m. 207-967-2751.


View and buy splendid local art at Down East’s Art of Giving gala; 25 percent of proceeds benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Oct. 9, 5:30–8 p.m. 207-594-9544.

Bar Harbor

Ogle opulent rooms decorated by top local talent at the Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse at La Rochelle (sponsored by Maine Homes). Through Oct. 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-288-5818.


Visit the architecturally rich Spring Street Historic District on the Homes of Portland’s Golden Age Tour. Tues. & Fri. through Oct. 18, 10 a.m. 207-774-5561.


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