For the safety of our community, homeowners, and visitors we have postponed this event to July 2021. Please check back as our plans develop. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Where can I purchase tickets on the day of the tour?
      • There will be signs as you drive into Castine that will direct you to ticket sales.
      • Credit card, cash, and checks will be accepted.
      • You may also park in this area and walk or take a shuttle to begin the tour.
  • Where can I pick up my tickets at Will Call?
      • There will be signs as you drive into Castine that will direct you to the Will Call area.
      • You may also park in this area and walk or take a shuttle to begin the tour.
  • Where can I park?
      • There will be signs as you drive into Castine that will direct you to a large parking area at Maine Maritime Academy where ticket purchases take place. We strongly recommend that you park here, and either walk or take a shuttle to the homes and gardens.  A number of the homes and gardens are within walking distance of main parking.
      • Castine is a very busy place in the summer, and walking or taking the shuttles will leave the roads clear for everyday home and business traffic.
      • Shuttles will be available to transport you to different locations, and will be easy to identify and flag down, if necessary.
      • For your comfort and safety, please wear flat walking shoes, and watch for steps and uneven surfaces as you visit the homes and gardens.
  • Do I have to view the houses in order?
      • There is no set order for the tour.  You can start at any house, and go in any order.
      • Maps and property descriptions will be available at each location.
      • Please check in with the attendant before entering the house or garden.
  • Will the Tour be cancelled in the event of bad weather?
      • No.  The tour will be held rain or shine.
  • Are there restrooms available?
      • There are no available restrooms in the homes, but there are public restrooms on the Castine town dock.
      • There is also a public restroom at the Castine Historical Society Abbott School, located at 17 School Street on the town common.
  • House Rules
      • Smoking is not permitted in the homes or anywhere on the grounds.
      • No spike heels. Booties will be provided and should be worn inside homes.  Large bags and umbrellas are prohibited in homes.
      • No photography is permitted inside homes-not even cell phones
      • All children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult.
      • Pets are not permitted inside homes.  If you bring your dog to walk around Castine, please be prepared to clean up after your pet.
      • Please respect the properties by staying within walkways, and respect neighbors’ privacy.