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“A treasure in Wiscasset!”
Review of Castle Tucker

Castle Tucker
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Wiscasset
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Owner description: 1807 mansion maintained by Historic New England; extraordinary furnishings and design details.
Lisbon, Maine
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A treasure in Wiscasset!”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

My husband and I spent a delightful afternoon on a tour of Castle Tucker! Our tour guide was most knowledgeable and full of details and stories about the Castle and its previous owners. This is a must see for anyone traveling thru Wiscasset! Word of caution: There is a NO TOUCH policy in effect while inside the castle. This could be of concern for parents with small children.

Visited October 2013
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English first
North Conway, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Magnificence of Living”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Very lovely experience. Our Historic House Guide took extra care to explain so many fascinating and unique things about the house and the people that lived for so many years within it's magnificent walls. The view of the sea, the smell of the old screen doors looking out on lost gardens of bygone times; the delicate and beautifully painted china on the kitchen pantry shelves, and all the stories of the families and the descendants having wealth and trying to hold on to the glory that not only set a tone for life in Wiscasset, but open doors of hospitality to many travelers when Castle Tucker was once an Inn for a number of years. The wisdom and love of one particular descendant set a course for preservation of this masterpiece of a home, and here one sees that one vision of appreciation makes a difference to many. It helps the visitor to consider that rich or poor, we can all gain by learning from interesting lives that have gone on before us. Absolutely bravo!

Visited September 2013
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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351 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“So glad we are members of Historic New England.”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

One of the best thing we have ever done was to join Historic New England several years ago. The membership for a couple is only 55 dollars a year. This is our third visit to this wonderful house. Since the other couple on the tour were also members and had as many comments and questions as we did, the one hour tour lasted an hour and 45 minutes. The time just flew by as we listened to the guide's fascinating story of the house and the Tucker women who worked very hard to keep the house. Molly Tucker came to this elegant house as the 16 year old bride of a very wealthy man. She ended her life (at about 80) cooking and cleaning for the guests her and her daughter took in to pay the bills so they wouldn't have to sell the house.

Since this was the Tucker family home from about 1860 until 2004 when Molly's granddaughter gave the house to Historic New England, most of the furnishings, wallpaper and rugs date back to 1860 when Molly's husband bought the house. However, the kitchen has a Hoosier cabinet that dates back to 1920. I had never heard of seen one of these and found it very interesting.

There is a $5.00 fee if you are not a member of Historic New England. I strongly urge you to join this organization and visit their other 35 houses as well as contributing to their preservation.

We were very impressed by the young college girl who did our tour. She may be studying linguistics, but her enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of this house make her an excellent
tour guide

Visited August 2013
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Houston, TX
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Very interesting!”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Our tour guide's name was Doug. He is a middle school teacher there, and he was a great tour guide. We were not sure if we wanted to do the full tour, but we were very glad that we did. The history behind castle tucker is very neat. We really enjoyed spending a couple of hours there on our drive to Bar Harbor. Overall we were happy that we stopped.

Visited August 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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273 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A nicely restored house with a very well informed tour guide, who had lots of stories to tell. The house is on a hill overlooking the Sheepscot River.

Visited July 2013
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