Visiting the Perkins Family homestead...

Visiting the Perkins Family homestead...
Frances Perkins’ homestead - the Brick House Historic District- will be open to visitors on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The house is a private residence maintained by the Perkins Family and advance registration is required.This 57-acre property on the Damariscotta River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours will provide a glimpse of the site's history as a working farm and brickyard and home to many generations of the Perkins family since the mid-eighteenth century, including Frances Perkins, its most notable member. Tours begin at the Frances Perkins Center at 170A Main St., Damariscotta. Tours will last two and a half hours and include guided visits through the house and extensive grounds along the Damariscotta River. Sturdy walking shoes and a hat are recommended. The property is not handicapped accessible. However, if you have mobility issues please call the Center in advance and we will discuss how we can adapt the tour to meet your needs. Bottled water and light refreshments will be provided. Tours will be led by Frances Perkins Center board members, and Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall.

The tour begins at 12:30pm. Tickets cost $10 each. Thanks to Country Coach,a trolley will be used to transport visitors to and from the Brick House historic district. Space is limited, so visitors should purchase tickets as soon as possible. Contact the Center at info@FrancesPerkinsCenter.org orcall 207-563-3374

http://francesperkinscenter.org/upcoming.html