1 mile up from the town dock; free local transportation
Cranberry Island, ME 04625
The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society's Home Art and Garden Tour comprises nine stops, includes everything from a nineteenth-century sea captain's home to a garden recognized by the Smithsonian. Events for the day include a visit to local homes and gardens as well as musical concerts at the Congregational Church, and a vsit to Cranberry House, the home of the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society.
In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Historic New England, all its historic house museums in Maine are open to the public: Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., Wiscasset; Nickels Sortwell House, 121 Main St., Wiscasset; Marrett House, Rte. 25, Standish; Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan’s Ln., South Berwick; Sarah Orne Jewett House, 5 Portland St., South Berwick.
Mount Desert, ME 04660
Visit six builders of the world's most beautiful boats, in eight locations: the Hinckley Company in Trenton and Southwest Harbor; Morris Yachts in Trenton and Bass Harbor; John Williams Boat Company in Hulls Cove; Wilbur Yachts and Ellis Boat Company, Inc., both in Southwest Harbor; plus Classic Boat Shop in Bernard. Each tour lasts roughly thirty minutes.
Join municipal organist Ray Cornils for a behind-the-scenes view of the magnificent Kotzschmar Organ. Hear the various sounds and colors of this Austin organ and see the state-of-the-art console that is the “brains” behind the instrument. Starts at noon.
Nestled into a rolling, wooded landscape that is dotted with lakes and ponds, Wayne has been called “Maine’s prettiest and friendliest village.” This tour of historic houses and gardens also includes vintage cars, boats, and the town’s antique fire truck.
Tour six unique kitchens — some new, others with old charm — in the greater Bangor area as well as sample Maine-made products like jams, breads, marinades, cheeses, sweets, wine, beer, and other beverages. The proceeds directly benefit Cancer Care of Maine.
An open house doesn’t usually involve a hike up hundreds of winding stairs resulting in a spectacular view of Maine’s coastline. But this September 12 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., fifty-two Maine lighthouses are opening their doors on the same day: It’s called Open Lighthouse Day, and it’s presented by the U.S. Coast Guard, the state of Maine, and the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Visit eight kitchens in Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville and taste delicacies prepared by local chefs and growers. All proceeds support Merryspring and its year-round nature and environmental education programs.
Starts: Jul 17 2009 - 6:00pm
Ends: Jul 17 2009 - 9:00pm
York, ME 03909
Join the Museums of Old York for this annual summer event. Meet the designers who transformed this historic property into a decorator show place, enjoy fine food catered by The Green Monkey and Brazo, an open bar, and dance to the music of Straight Lace. View the juried art in the Barn Art Exhibit from some of the seacoasts most talented visual artists. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Tickets are $75.00 per person. Patrons of the Museums of Old York who donate $250.00 will receive two tickets to the event, reserved seating at our Patron’s Table and special recognition.
Enjoy a self-guided tour of five private gardens in Blue Hill, Brooklin, and Sedgwick. Highlights include a Beatrix Farrand-designed courtyard, ocean and mountain views, and plenty of blooms. No reservations required; rain or shine. See web site for garden descriptions and directions.