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Address: York, ME
Phone Number: 207-363-4974
Description: Perkins, the founder of the Old York Historical Society, used to spend...
Perkins, the founder of the Old York Historical Society, used to spend time here with Mark Twain.
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Interesting historic house

Interesting historic house in York village. Bought & added to by Elizabeth Perkins. All furnishings exactly as she left it. Excellent tour by 2 tour guides. Nice grounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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New Bedford,MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Interesting historic house in York village. Bought & added to by Elizabeth Perkins. All furnishings exactly as she left it. Excellent tour by 2 tour guides. Nice grounds & location by the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful antique old home with gorgeous surroundings. Gives a glimpse of what life was like "back in the day." Antique collectors and history buffs will enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Yesterday, we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and do the historic tour in York Village. Our favorite part of the tour was the Elizabeth Perkins House. Tours are only given on Tues, Thurs and Sat. The woman giving the tour obviously loved the house and the former owner, even though she has never met here. The House... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The history of these buildings weaves and turns many times. These were most interesting people and while "conventional" seem to have eccentric and personal impressions they left behind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This house was built by my great great grandfather Sewall and was subsequently taken over by Elizabeth Perkins, a wealthy Bostonian back in the victorian days. It has indian shutters to protect against indian attacks and arrows, is absolutely lovely inside and will not disappoint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Apart from an awesome setting and an above-average historic house, this docent led tour tells the story of the woman who is responsible for the colonial revival movement in America. As one of several houses in the Museums of Old York collection, the Perkins house is most notable for preserving the legacy of its owner.

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Address: Address: York, ME
Phone Number: 207-363-4974
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  York

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