Explore some of Maine's rich Colonial history with a tour of the Tate House Museum in Portland, built in 1755 for Captain George Tate and his family. Learn about the family's arrival five years prior, and about Captain Tate's job as a Senior Mast Agent (managing the felling and shipping of white pine trees to England) working for the British Royal Navy.
Walk through the historic home, which reflects the high status of Captain Tate and his family. Find out about unique features of the home, including its unpainted clapboards and a subsumed dormer in its gambrel roof.
Visit this fascinating piece of Maine's history – the only pre-Revolutionary era house that is open to the general public in Portland – with its beautiful period furniture and decorations. Explore the home's grounds, also open to the public, which feature an herb garden.
Enjoy a guided tour led by knowledgeable local guides, which are given hourly.