Tate House Tours Coming Soon: July 1
Tate House Museum is pleased to announce we will be opening for Tate House Tours on July 1, 2021. Tours will be offered through October 9, 2021.
In-person tour days and hours this season will be Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with tours running every hour on the hour from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Visitors MUST register and pay in advance for tours, and each tour is limited to 5 people. All visitors are required to wear face masks.
To register, please click PURCHASE TICKETS above. If you have a complimentary ticket, a time slot must still be reserved.
Thank you for your continuing support of Tate House Museum. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
GIFT SHOP OPEN THURSDAYS - SATURDAYS 10:00 - 4:00 PM
The Tate House was constructed for Captain George Tate (1700-1794), who had arrived in the Colonies with his family around 1750. Captain Tate served as the Senior Mast Agent for the British Royal Navy, overseeing the cutting and shipping of white pines from Maine to England. His position bestowed upon him a prominent status in the community which is reflected in the style of architecture selected for this home. With its clapboards still unpainted, Tate House is one of two residences in Maine with an unusual subsumed dormer in the gambrel roof. As the only Pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public, Tate House offers an insightful glimpse at the 18th century and life in Colonial Maine through impressive period furnishings, beautiful grounds, herb gardens, and unique architecture.
Visit the historic home of Maine’s last Mast Agent and learn how New England forests fueled colonial industry, strengthened the British Royal Navy, and sparked rebellion.