2011 Members’ Trip: “The Prettiest Village in Maine”

Apr 5, 2011

UPDATE (April 14, 2011): The Members’ Trip is currently full. Contact us to join the waiting list.

Looking to enjoy a relaxing weekend away? Have you always wanted to visit Nickels-Sortwell House and Castle Tucker, Historic New England’s historic properties in the seaport village of Wiscasset, Maine, but never had the chance?

Spend a weekend with Historic New England this June as we visit Wiscasset, “the prettiest village in Maine.” The members only trip, from Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, includes behind-the-scenes tours of historic mansions, a walking tour of High and Main Streets, and visits to the 1761 Pownalborough Court House in nearby Dresden and the 1811 Old Lincoln County Jail and Museum.

Discover the story of a prosperous seaport as it struggles with economic decline, then becomes a beautifully preserved village and premier tourist destination. Hear tales of heroes, rogues, ship captains, and early New England preservationists.

Enjoy a memorable weekend in a beautiful setting with Historic New England’s knowledgeable staff and friends, including Earle Shettleworth, director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Maine state historian. Our schedule allows ample opportunities to visit the area’s antique shops and art galleries on your own.

This trip is exclusively available to Historic New England members. Trip fees range from $350 to $400 per person based on double occupancy and from $500 to $550 per person based on single occupancy and includes two meals, two nights’ accommodations, and all tours and admissions. To register, call 617-994-5934. Space is limited, so sign up today. For members who live in the Wiscasset area, inquire about our day program cost at 617-994-5934.

Itinerary [PDF]