A Walking Tour on the town common.

The Castine Historical Society continues to follow the state of Maine’s Covid guidelines.  While our offices remain closed to visitors, staff are onsite working Monday-Friday. Please continue to check our 2021 Season Updates page, follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our e-blast communications to get up-to-date information on the 2021 season.  Thank you for your understanding. In the meantime, learn more about Castine by taking our Castine History Virtual Tour

Curator Paige Lilly leads a walking tour on Main Street, Castine. Photo 2013.

The Castine Historical Society offers guided Walking Tours of Castine for the 2021 season! Starting June 11, the staff and volunteers of the Historical Society will offer Castine Uncovered Walking Tours, a fun, informative, outdoor learning experience.  All tours are free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated and can be made onsite or on our donations page.

June 11-October 11:

  • Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 10 AM
  • Sundays at 2 PM

Meet your guide in front of the Abbott School at 17 School Street, and take in the sights and sounds of Castine while learning about our beautiful town and its historical significance.  The tour takes approximately one hour, and will give you an overview of Castine’s history, identify buildings of architectural significance, show you several of our beautiful Elm trees, and point out Fort George, the earthworks of a Revolutionary War British fortification.  Please wear good walking shoes!   The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines.  

In line with Maine CDC protocols, attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear a face covering, as well as practice social distancing. Face coverings will be available.  Name and contact information will  be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary. 

If you are not in Castine at one of these times and would like to set up a special tour, please call us at (207) 326-4118, or send an email to info@castinehistoricalsociety.orgSpecial tours are offered 7 days a week through the season, but must be arranged a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

The Castine Walking Map, available at locations throughout Castine.If you prefer to explore on your own, pick up a copy of Castine’s free walking map at the Castine Historical Society. Included in the map is a detailed walking tour that takes you around Castine’s picturesque village as you learn more about history, architecture, and the people of Castine, past and present. Maps and brochures are located in a brochure rack outside the Abbott School at 17 School Street.

Enjoy your time in Castine!

If you are unable to attend a walking tour but still want a guide to the sites around Castine, please check out our Castine Virtual Tour for an electronic tour of Castine.