Peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on a Behind Closed Doors Tour, Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is something new to see whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor on this leisurely in-depth tour that includes rooms and stories not included on the general tour. Located at 2 Lee Street in Wiscasset, this unique mansion is filled with the original furnishings and decoration of the Tucker family who lived here for over 140 years. Admission is $10 for members of Historic New England, $15 for nonmembers. Advance registration and payment are required. Space is limited. To buy, call 882-7169 or buy online at https://my.historicnewengland.org/2756/3398
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.
This tour will be repeated on Friday, Sept. 13.