Christmas at Nickels-Sortwell House in Wiscasset

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 8:45am

    Spark your holiday spirit with a visit to Historic New England’s 1807 Nickels-Sortwell House from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take a self-paced tour through rooms decorated with gorgeous greens and holiday decorations inspired by the history of the house from the early 19th to mid-20th centuries. Guides will be on hand to share stories of the people and lives lived here. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $5 for Historic New England members and Wiscasset residents, $10 general admission. For tickets, visit

    Travel through time in a Victorian Christmas parlor and a dining room ready for a c.1950 grown-ups holiday party. This year, the 1917 Solarium will be turned into an indoor winter wonderland, a celebration of light. Architectural details in each room include exquisitely carved moldings and grand fireplaces custom-made 200 years ago by local carpenters. Personal photography is welcome.

    After the tour, come into the original kitchen (not included on regular tours) and enjoy a warm drink and snack. Then visit the Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell House Barn, featuring a curated collection of unique craft and artisan creations, holiday greens and gifts. A portion of sales goes to Historic New England for the preservation of Nickels-Sortwell House. Come share the fun and Happy Holidays!