‘Wiscasset Homes on Tour’ brings back beloved tradition

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 9:00am

Wiscasset Creative Alliance announces its first ever “Wiscasset Homes on Tour” on Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will feature a selection of beautiful and historic locations including an early 19th century village home once owned by a wealthy ship captain and another stately home built by a Civil War veteran.

An earlier version of a Wiscasset home tour, known as Open House Day, spanned from the 1920s through the 1960s. While the 1963 tour included 24 sites, the current tour offers six unique sites with pride-of-place in evidence as tour-goers are invited to spend the day absorbing history, splendor and inspiration.

Besides homes, the tour includes a working artist’s studio and a fascinating 18th century building, treasured by the community, that offers a window into early taste and comfort; also on view are lovely gardens and awesome collections. Live music and afternoon refreshments will make the afternoon even more enjoyable. The tour is self-guided, and parking is available near each site.

Tickets are $30 each or $25 each for groups of seven or larger. Tickets can be bought the day of the tour, July 9, at Wiscasset’s Recreational Pier, 1 Water St. (parking and bathrooms nearby), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, checks and plastic accepted.

Advance tickets can be bought online and picked up on the day of the tour at the Recreational Pier. Tickets are limited so visitors are encouraged to buy in advance. More details and ticket information can be found on www.wiscassetcreativealliance.org. For questions, contact Chris Erickson, 917-318-8630.

The tour is a fundraiser for Wiscasset Creative Alliance; funds will be used to support the Alliance’s community programs.