Author: Michael Chaney

Come visit the home Perkins cites as her source for inspiration and renewal throughout her life including her years as the first woman Cabinet member. Tour participants will learn more about Perkins role as Secretary of Labor under FDR from 1933-1945 during which time she was credited as the principal architect of the New Deal. Tours begin at the OceansWide parking lot at 44 Main Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. The 9:00 AM tour lasts 3 hours and includes the Homestead and a walk to the Damariscotta River. The 1:30 PM tour last 1 ½ hours and includes only the Perkins home.