This fascinating museum at the edge of town, overlooking the river, was built in 1807 to resemble a Scottish manor house. It was then radically added onto and altered by a local cotton trader (yes, a cotton trader) named Richard Tucker who in 1858 transformed the house, adding a rather showy piazza and other additions. Thanks to a reversal of fortune, the house wasn’t renovated again—to the benefit of modern visitors, who can see what life was like for high society in Maine in the mid-19th century. Tucker’s daughter eventually donated the home to New England’s antiquities society, which maintains it today; Castle staff give tours of the manse, which features a wonderful, long staircase and trompe-l’oeil-style plaster that looks remarkably like solid wood. Find it overlooking the river (behind Sarah’s Café).
Boothbay Harbor› Attraction
2 Lee St. , Wiscasset, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Wiscasset Hours Tours depart hourly Wed–Sun 11am–4pm June–mid-Oct; closed mid-Oct–May. Phone 207/882-7169 Prices Admission $15, students $13, $7 students Web site Castle Tucker
Map2 Lee St. Wiscasset USA Boothbay Harbor
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