This beautiful Castine garden was designed by famed Boothbay landscape architect Bruce Ridell, whose work includes several of the landscapes at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of Down East Magazine.

The Castine Historical Society is proud to present the 2022 Castine House & Garden Tour on July 22, 2022 from 10 AM-4 PM, featuring nine beautiful homes and six gracious gardens all located within the town village. Tour tickets are $45 through July 10, and $50 beginning July 11 through the day of the event.

With history dating back to the 1600s, Castine has been home to many: Native Americans, French, Dutch, English and Colonial Americans. Castine is named after Baron Jean Vincent de Saint Castin, a French nobleman and officer. Its strategic peninsula location at the mouth of the Penobscot River made it highly desirable. The town once served as the seat of Hancock County, a merchant port for coastal trading, and a center for shipbuilding.

With growth and prosperity during the 19th century, grand Federal, Georgian, Greek Revival and Victorian style homes were built. These stately homes along with charming summer cottages still grace shady elm-lined streets.

Seaside Castine is one of the oldest towns in Maine and, according to DownEast and Yankee magazines, it is also one of the prettiest.  We hope you will join us!