If you like unusual things, then this tour is for you. Like many Victorians, the Tuckers were fascinated by all things mechanical, new, and unusual. A bed in a cabinet? No problem. An 1852 Telegraphic Computer? A miniature alligator? Come see for yourself as you explore weird and wonderful objects not seen on the regular tour on Thursday, July 25 from 10-11:30 a.m.
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.
Admission is $10 for Historic New England members, $15 for nonmembers. Advance tickets required. Buy online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/2756/4737 or call 882-7169.
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