Castle Tucker
2 Lee Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578
207-882-7169

Two grand houses, both built in 1807 in very different styles with dramatically different stories. Visit these historic treasures and hear stories of the people who lived and worked in these unique houses. Castle Tucker tells the story of the elegant lifestyle of Judge Silas and Tempe Lee for whom the house was built and the story of the Tuckers, a prominent shipping family’s life on the coast of Maine over a period of 150 years. Built for shipping magnate William Nickels, Nickels-Sortwell House tells the story of the rise and fall of a maritime family, the hotel years when guests from Maine, across the U.S., and Europe stayed at Turner’s Inn and later the Belle Haven, and finally the Sortwell family who restored the house as a beloved summer home in the 20th century. Both house museums are open Friday – Sunday, June 1, – October 15 with tours given on the hour. Visit HistoricNewEngland.org for ticket and program information.

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