WISCASETT — Come and peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., on a Behind Closed Doors Tour set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 9.

There is something new to see whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor on this leisurely in-depth tour that includes rooms and stories not included on the general tour. This unique mansion is filled with the original furnishings and decoration of the Tucker family who lived here for more than 140 years.

Castle Tucker is one of the most complete and original Victorian homes in the U.S. Advance registration and payment is required. Space is limited. Admission is $10 for members of Historic New England, $15 for nonmembers.

For a reservation, call 882-7169 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

Castle Tucker is an unusual style house with a square Federal style center and two rounded bow ends, built in 1807 by one of Wiscasset’s most prominent citizens, lawyer, Congressman and Judge Silas Lee. In 1858, Captain Richard Tucker Jr., scion of a prominent Wiscasset shipping family, bought the house for his new and growing family. The Tuckers updated and redecorated to reflect the fashions and styles of their time, much of it in a style popularized by one of the earliest American lifestyle connoisseurs, Andrew Jackson Downing.

Very little was changed in the house after 1900, including a kitchen with four generations of kitchen technology still in place where it was used. Preserved by three generations of Tucker women, Castle Tucker is a historic house museum shown as the family left it in 1997 when they gave it to Historic New England.

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