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Review of Castle Tucker

Castle Tucker
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Wiscasset
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Owner description: 1807 mansion maintained by Historic New England; extraordinary furnishings and design details.
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Beth, our guide, made our visit! She had lots of stories and information about the families--engaging. Don't miss an opportunity to see this undisturbed treasure.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Our tour guide, Roxane, was extremely knowledgeable about the rich history of the home and the three generations of the Tucker family that lived there. When you walk into Castle Tucker, it's like you've been transported directly into the Victorian Era. You feel as if the family is still living there, that they just stepped out for a brief moment and will return at any moment. The fancy furniture, elegant light fixtures, and intricacy of the wallpaper designs and paintings on the ceiling attest to the wealth this family enjoyed and displayed their taste for the finer things of that era. Just standing in one of the doorways in the sunlight and feeling the breeze from the ocean gives you a sense of peace that members of the family must have enjoyed when looking out over the water. There is even a room towards the end of the house containing all sorts of fine china and beautiful dinnerware. Many doors lead from one room to the next and it makes you want to explore what's behind every door and in every nook and cranny of the house. There is a spacious carriage house attached to the end of Castle Tucker containing old sleighs, wagons, and carriages that look like they are waiting for someone to hitch a horse to them and go for a leisurely ride down the quiet street. Castle Tucker is a magnificent piece of Wiscasset's history that offers a glimpse into the everyday life of the prominent Tucker family over a century and a half.

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

A friend and I visited Castle Tucker on a beautiful July afternoon. We were shown through the house by Doug who is full of information about the house and the history of the times. The rooms contain the actual furnishings used by the family who lived at Castle Tucker. We learned a lot of history of the house and times. Bring a camera as photo taking is allowed. The tour takes about an hour and is well worth the time. A definite must if you are in the area.

Thank dissatisfied307
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit,
Beautiful
We love the old home tours
On Vacation , We love the history and seek out these special homes
The grounds and garage are amazing , on top
Loved it
Thanks for having us

1  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this local Wisscasset historical house and decided to take the tour. It was an amazing tour guided by Doug, a local history teacher who told us the history of the house and Wisscasset.

The house and all the artifacts date back to early 1800s and it's location gives breathtaking views of the river. We were both impressed with the knowledge and stories that Doug provided during the tour...its about an hour long and well worth the stop and very entertaining.

Thank Ken M
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