Frances Perkins Homestead

Frances Perkins Homestead


Frances Perkins’ ancestral homestead, a National Historic Landmark, is a saltwater farm consisting of 57 acres of woods and fields along the Damariscotta River in Newcastle, Maine.  The 1837 brick home is 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.

Preservation of the Brick House, connected ell and barn complex is now complete! 

Homestead Tours begin on June 15, 2023
478 River Road
Newcastle, Maine

2023 Tour Information: June 15 – October 14
Advance Reservation Required

Call: (207) 563-3374

Tour Times: 10:00 – 2:00 PM on the hour

  • Weekly: Thursdays  and Fridays
  • Alternating Saturdays:
    June 24
    July 8
    July 22
    Aug 5
    Aug 19
    Sept 2
    Sept 16
    Sept 30
    Oct 14


While visiting the Homestead, we invite you to visit our Exhibit Center located nearby at 170A Main Street in the adjacent town of Damariscotta, Maine.