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Video: Historic New England presents “Make History”

A Celebration of New England Historic New England presents Make History, celebrating the region’s stories and rich cultural heritage. “New England is a region full of stories of history, people, and beauty,” said Historic New England President and CEO Vin Cipolla. “I invite you to join me for a...

Castle Tucker

A time capsule of Victorian taste Wiscasset, Maine Dramatically sited on a hill overlooking the Sheepscot River, Castle Tucker tells the story of a prominent shipping family’s life on the coast of Maine over a period of 150 years. From 1858 until the end of the twentieth century, both...

Nickels-Sortwell House

A prime example of Federal architecture Wiscasset, Maine Nickels-Sortwell House is a National Historic Landmark and one of the region’s finest Federal-style houses. It epitomizes the brief period after the American Revolution when shipbuilding and the maritime trade brought wealth and sophisticated tastes to this coastal Maine village. Nickels-Sortwell...

Bowman House

Georgian elegance in rural Maine Dresden, Maine Framed by dense woods and set in rolling hills overlooking a pristine section of the Kennebec River, the 1762 Bowman House is a rare survivor of domestic eighteenth-century elegance in a rural setting. Lawyer and later Judge Jonathan Bowman built the stylish...

Marrett House

Experience a New England classic Standish, Maine In 1796 Daniel Marrett, a recent Harvard graduate, moved to Standish, Maine, to become the town minister. He bought the most imposing house in town to reflect his status as the community’s leading citizen. Three generations of Marretts remained there for nearly...

Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center

Discover an author’s inspiration South Berwick, Maine Writer Sarah Orne Jewett was born in her grandparents’ eighteenth-century house. She lived there with her family until 1854, when they built a Greek Revival house next door. As Sarah gained attention as an author, she and her family lived in the...

Hamilton House

A riverside retreat South Berwick, Maine In a picturesque setting overlooking the Salmon Falls River, this striking Georgian mansion, a National Landmark c. 1785, and its landscape share a history that mirrors that of its Southern Maine region. Home to the Wabanaki people, the site was purchased unceded by...

Sayward-Wheeler House

Expect the unexpected York Harbor, Maine Sayward-Wheeler House overlooks the York River, which was ideal for shipping merchant Jonathan Sayward, who bought the house in 1735. A successful businessman, Sayward was a judge and leading citizen in York. He enjoyed great community respect, although his Loyalist views were in...

Rundlet-May House

Comfort, convenience, early innovations Portsmouth, New Hampshire Merchant James Rundlet and his wife Jane built their home on a terraced rise and filled it with the finest furnishings available. It was both an urban showplace and home for the Rundlets’ large family. Rundlet-May House shows four generations of family...

Governor John Langdon House

Experience grandeur Portsmouth, New Hampshire A National Historic Landmark, Governor John Langdon House is an exceptional Georgian mansion which George Washington “esteemed the first” in Portsmouth. Its reception rooms are of a grand scale suited to ceremonial occasions and are ornamented by elaborate wood carving in the Rococo style....