PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 many of our regular summer events have been canceled or changed.
Castine Historical Society Walking Tours
July 8 through Labor Day:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am and 4pm
September 9 – October 11:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am
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.
In line with Covid-19 protection protocols, all tour attendees must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and give name and contact information to their guide for potential contact tracing. Face coverings will be provided to those without one. Please wear good walking shoes. The tour is a little over 1/2 mile long and involves some inclines. Please note that public restrooms are not available at the Historical Society, but are available at the Castine town dock.
While the tours are free, donations will be gladly accepted. To promote a safe experience for everyone, tours will be limited to ten people and everyone including the tour guide will be required to wear masks. The guide will have an amplification system to allow the group to easily hear the tour.
For more information: www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours
Fourth of July Celebration
Maine 200 Celebration – Postponed until 2021
The year 2020 marks Maine’s Bicentennial (Maine200.org). The town of Castine had originally planned many events to commemorate the occasion, but due to COVID-19 we have postponed the festivities to July 2021.
For more info visit our Maine 200 page.
House & Garden Tour – Postponed until July 2021
For more information visit the Castine Historical Society’s Website
Plein Air Festival – Not Scheduled
For more information go to www.castinearts.org.
Castine Classic Yacht Race – July 30, 2020
On July 30th, a fleet of more than 40 classic yachts will race a 19.6nm course from Castine to Camden, followed by the Camden to Brooklin race on Friday, July 31, and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on Saturday, August 1.
For Race Notice, Registration, other information, please refer to the website, www.castineclassic.com.