Visiting the Homestead – Homestead Tours

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Frances Perkins’ ancestral homestead is situated on a salt water farm consisting of 57 acres of woods and fields along the Damariscotta River listed as “The Brick House Historic District” in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2014, the property was designated a National Historic Landmark. Guided Homestead tours provide a glimpse of the site’s history as a working farm, brickyard, and home to many generations of the Perkins family since the mid-eighteenth century, including Frances Perkins, its most notable member.

2020 tour Dates will be available soon. Watch for updates by returning to our website often.


Call 207-563-3374,  email , or in person at 170A Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. 

Tickets are $22/person.

Two tour times:
9:00 AM: This 3-hour tour includes the Homestead and a walk to the Damariscotta River.
1:00 PM: This 2-hour tour includes the Homestead.

Recommended: Wear sturdy walking shoes and a hat for the 9:00 AM tour.  We provide water for both tour times.

Mobility: The Homestead currently is not handicapped accessible. If you have mobility issues, please call us at (207) 563-3374 for more information.

Enrich your Homestead Tour: Include a visit to the Center’s free interpretive exhibit about Frances Perkins, located at 170A Main Street, Damariscotta.  Exhibit Hours: Open June – August Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Open by appointment year-round.

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