Frances Perkins Homestead tours

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Have you visited the Frances Perkins Homestead in Newcastle yet? There are three opportunities this summer to enjoy guided tours of this National Historic Landmark that was home to Frances Perkins, first U.S. woman cabinet secretary. See her family’s 1837 Brick House with its 57 acres of fields, gardens, and trails to the Damariscotta River and learn about how this place shaped her New Deal legacy; Sunday, July 24, Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, September 18.

Two tour times are available each day. The 9 a.m. tour is three hours and includes the Homestead and a walk to the Damariscotta River. The 1:30 p.m. tour is two hours and includes only the Homestead. Both tours include participatory discussions led by knowledgeable experts. Transportation from downtown Damariscotta is provided by the Frances Perkins Center.

Tickets are $22 per person. Order by writing to, calling the Center at 207-563-3374, or visiting

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