Tours of the historic Wiscasset property scheduled for July 3
Peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on a closed-door tour on Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
There’s something new to see whether you’re a first-time or regular visitor on this in-depth, leisurely tour that includes rooms and stories not included in the general tour. Located at 2 Lee Street in Wiscasset, overlooking the Sheepscot River, this mansion is filled with the original furnishings and decor of the Tucker family who have lived here for over 140 years.
Advance ticket purchase is required. Space is very limited. Admission is $ 15 for Historic New England members or $ 25 for non-members. Buy tickets at my.historicnewengland.org/12641/cat-doors-1.
Castle Tucker was built in 1807 for Congressman and Judge Silas Lee. It was the dream home of Silas and his wife Tempe, who were enjoying a fashionable lifestyle in their new home. In 1858, Captain Richard Tucker Jr., eldest son of a Wiscasset expedition family, purchased the house for his new growing family. The Tuckers have been updated and redecorated to reflect the styles of their time. Hear the stories of this talented and unusual family through the collection of personal letters saved by their granddaughter. Very little was changed in the house after 1900, including a kitchen with four generations of cooking technology still in place where it was used.
The Behind the Closed Doors tour will be repeated on Saturday July 17 and Saturday July 31. Historic New England tells the stories of over 400 years of life in New England through its historic homes, collections, publications and programs. For a full schedule of program dates, visit HistoricNewEngland.org.
Open House, Guided Tours of Historic Newcastle Church