Behind the closed doors of Castle Tucker

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 1:00pm

Story Location:
2 Lee Street
Wiscasset  Maine  04578
United States

    Peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on a Behind Closed Doors Tour, Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. with Historic New England. Located at 2 Lee St., Wiscasset, this unique mansion is filled with the original furnishings and decoration of the Tucker family who lived here for over 140 years.

    Castle Tucker was built in 1807 by one of Wiscasset’s most prominent citizens, Congressman and Judge Silas Lee. In 1858, Captain Richard Tucker Jr., scion of a prominent Wiscasset shipping family, bought the house for his new and growing family. The Tuckers updated and redecorated to reflect the styles of their time. Very little was changed in the house after 1900, including a kitchen with four generations of kitchen technology still in place where it was used. Some rooms are only shown on this tour.

    The maximum tour size is  for 6 people to allow for social distancing.  Admission is $15 for members of Historic New England, $25 for nonmembers. Space is very limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance tickets. Buy online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/6748/cat-doors-sept-17 or call 207-882-7169.

    The final Behind Closed Doors Tour of the season is Thursday, Oct. 8.

    Historic New England tells the stories of over 400 years of life in New England through its historic houses, collections, publications and programs. Learn more at www.HistoricNewEngland.org