Frances Perkins Homestead

Frances Perkins Homestead

Visitor Information

The Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark, Newcastle, Maine

Summer 2024 Hours

Self-Guided Exhibit in the Homestead Barn 
June 15 – August 30
Wednesday – Saturday
10 am – 2 pm

Grounds and Trails 
Open daily, sunrise to sunset. 


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.

Self Guided Exhibit - Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal

Exhibit in the Homestead Barn

From the place that Frances considered home, explore our free exhibit, which presents an overview of the life of Frances Perkins, highlighting her accomplishments through historic photographs, text, and personal memorabilia.

Panels include:

  • Her Maine Roots and Patriot Ancestry
  • Mount Holyoke: Her Activist Roots
  • From Triangle Fire to New Deal
  • Confronting the Truth: An Unemployment Crisis
  • America Before the New Deal
  • The New Deal; Secretary of Labor 1933-45
  • Social Security: Her Greatest Achievement
  • 1945 and Beyond: A Proud Legacy
  • The exhibit space also includes a small library with Frances Perkins Center publications and related works of interest, with some available for purchase.

For More Information:
Phone: (207) 563-3374