Starts: Oct 30 2010 - 1:00pm
Ends: Oct 30 2010 - 4:45pm
Kennebunk, ME 04046
Begin at the museum for a narrated walk with costumed interpreters through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear the fascinating and sometimes tragic tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. Featured stories include ones about ill-fated sea captains, a Kennebunk Civil War soldier, a spinster and her namesake ship, and a tragedy in the White Mountains. The tours conclude back at the Museum for light refreshments and for viewing the portraits in the galleries of many featured on the walk.
Evening tours through the Eastern Cemetery with costumed actors portraying the interred when they were alive. Presented by Spirits Alive in conjunction with Acorn Productions and Portland Playback. Tours commence in groups of 10 to fifteen people and are led by shrouded specters. See and hear famous, but dead, Portlanders come to life and voice their strange tales against the eerie, dimly-lit, gravestone-filled background.
Starts: Jul 25 2010 - 1:30pm
Ends: Jul 25 2010 - 5:00pm
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Learn about the Kennebunks' storied shipbuilding pas with a brief look at what life was like in the Kennebunks' many shipyards and what it took to build the vessels that eventually sailed trade routes spanning the globe. You'll then embark on a special trolley excursion that takes you to various local sites associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s.
A self-guided walking tour that features at least seven gardens in Belfast. Sponsored by the Waldo County General Hospital. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
The sixteenth annual tour of nine private gardens in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport benefits the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
This tour of eleven Monmouth homes and gardens include water gardens, an island garden, gardens using sustainable materials, an organic farm, a Hobbit village garden, and an Oriental garden. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
This tour showcases nine homes and gardens in the Damariscotta area. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Sponsored by and to benefit the Georges River Land Trust, this self-guided tour features seven exceptional country gardens in the towns of South Thomaston, Thomaston, and Cushing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. A gourmet bag lunch is available by pre-order.
A self-guided tour of eleven gardens and the Fort Allen trail in the Forest City. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For the first time since 2004, Castine, known for its harbor and rich history, opens its front doors and gardens for a glimpse into the character of this coastal village. The theme of this year’s tour, Under the Elms and By the Sea, celebrates one of the town’s great treasures: its towering elm trees. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m