Brew with a View, Historic New England’s first fundraiser for Wiscasset’s Castle Tucker, is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St. in Wiscasset.

Those who attend can sample American farmhouse beers from Maine’s own Oxbow Brewing Company, along with wine and soft drinks. Sarah’s Cafe will provide hors d’oeuvres featuring local ingredients, including lobster. Those interested can take an after-hours look inside the Victorian home.

Step back in time as you walk through a mansion filled with the original furnishings of the Tucker family, who lived here for more than 140 years. One of the most complete and original Victorian homes in the U.S., this unusual style house was built in 1807 by one of Wiscasset’s most prominent citizens, lawyer, Congressman and Judge Silas Lee, according to a news release from Historic New England.

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 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 now a historic house museum shown as the family left it in 1997.

Tickets range from $30-$100 with increased tax-deductible contributions at each level. For tickets, visit or call 882-7169.

Proceeds from the event will be used to preserve and maintain the landmark.

For more information, call 207-882-7169 or visit

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