Summer in Castine – Celebrate the Season in a Historic Seaside Town


A Summer Vacation Destination

Castine is a special place in the summer, both for generations of families who have summered here and those who are just discovering this gem of a small town for the first time. Its rich 400-year history, idyllic Federal and Greek revival homes, towering elms and one of the deepest harbors in New England make Castine a family destination with real character and sense of community.

Be Part of the Festivities

The 4th of July celebration in Castine is like no other! Children’s parades, town band concerts, fireworks, food and festivities galore will entertain you practically from dawn to dark. As the summer season hits its stride, special events including the Bastille Day festival, sailing regattas, jazz nights, Living History days at the Wilson Museum, and outdoor concerts provide a plethora of activities for all.

Sailing, Sightseeing & Outdoor Activities

August brings clear blue skies; terrific for sailing, golfing, kayaking and beaching. It also offers and an opportunity to just relax and explore the amazing wonders of this historic 400-year-old town. Throughout Castine, charming signs and markers indicate sites of historic significance. Take a history buff along with you by taking a free walking tour with the Castine Historical Society—there’s no better way to get to know this historic seaside hamlet.

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Castine Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of Castine

Take the tour while you visit Castine, or in the comfort of your own home.

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Photo of multi-seat red golf cart with roof and the words Scarlett above

Meet at Castine Town Dock
One-hour guided historic tour
by Castine Touring Company
Mid-May – mid-Oct, 7/week, 9-5
Weather permitting