The entryway of a historic Castine home. Photo courtesy of Loi Thai.The Castine area has a number of things to do, both before and after the House and Garden Tour.    Come for the day and stay for the weekend!  Things to do include:

  • House and Garden Tour host, the Castine Historical Society, has multiple exhibits to see in 2020, including Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish.  Come see one of Castine’s historic buildings and get a taste of Castine’s rich history.
  • Take a tour on the harbor and see Castine from the water!  Book a tour on Lil’ Toot with Castine Harbor Tours.
  • Why not stay for several days? You can get a full listing of all the restaurants, hotels, and businesses in Castine by visiting the Town of Castine website.
  • On Saturday, July 25, head to The Garden Club of Mount Desert’s Open Garden Day for more beautiful coastal gardens.
  • On July 16-19, 2020, communites up and down the coast will be celebrating the bicentennial.  Check out the Maine Bicentennial Summer Coast Festival page for all the festivities!