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Elizabeth Perkins House

Address: York, ME
Phone Number: 207-363-4974
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in York
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Perkins, the founder of the Old York Historical Society, used to spend time here with Mark Twain.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Perkins, the founder of the Old York Historical Society, used to spend time here with Mark Twain.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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USA
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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