Cocktails at the Castle July 13 in Wiscasset

Fri, 07/07/2023 - 10:30am

    Celebrate summer and join the party at Cocktails at the Castle, Historic New England’s annual fundraiser for Wiscasset’s own Castle Tucker on July 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Help preserve this unique historical treasure while you bask in the spectacular view of the Sheepscot River and delight your palate with delicious Maine hors d'oeuvres from Back River Bistro. Advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased at by calling 207-882-7169

    The evening includes an after-hours look inside one of Maine’s most fascinating historic houses. Castle Tucker, built in 1807, was the dream home of Judge Silas Lee and his wife Tempe, who enjoyed an elegant lifestyle in their unusual new mansion. In 1858, Richard Tucker Jr. and his young wife Mollie moved into the house, immediately turning it into a fashionable Victorian home for their family of five children, who went on to live extraordinary lives outside Wiscasset. Hear the stories of this talented family revealed in the collection of personal letters saved by their granddaughter. Very little was changed in the house after 1900, so visitors see the interiors as the Tuckers left them, filled with their furnishings, belongings and décor, including the 1858 parlor and a kitchen with four generations of cooking technology still in place where it was used.

    Historic New England is very grateful for the support of 2023 Program Sponsor Ames Hardware & Supply, Inc. and Event Sponsors First National Bank, Sherri Dunbar Tim Dunham Realty, Big Barn Coffee, Cunningham Security Systems and Dead River Company.

    Historic New England preserves and shares the diverse stories of life in New England through our 39 historic house museums, our archives, collections and programs. For more information, call 207-882-7169 or visit Come join the party!