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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.


Tate House Museum is now open for guided tours through Oct 12, 2024.

Tours are offered Wed thru Sat every hour on the hour from

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

(six tours a day starting at 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm)


Gift Shop open Wed- Sat during tour times!

Advance purchase tickets are generally not required, but are available here if you would like to reserve a particular date or time.  Tours are limited to 7 people and can sell out during our busy season in July and August. Please visit June 5- Oct 12 by showing up 10-15 min before the scheduled tour will begin.


Tate House Museum Presents English Country Dancing on July 3

Tate House Museum is offering an English Country Dance in the Tate House Yard & Garden on Wed, July 3 from 5:00 -7:00 pm. Come celebrate our country’s independence with a contemporary historical activity!

English country dancing has deep roots in British history.  The first published collection dates to 1651.  ECD came to America with the colonists and became an important social event for the well-to-do.  It continued after the War of Independence, and spawned the American contradance.  ECD is a living tradition, with new dances being introduced by multiple choreographers each year.  For this program, our caller Robb Spivey will concentrate on some of the simpler dances from the colonial and early American periods.  All dances will be taught and backed by live music from accomplished 317 Main musicians.

Come experience lively tunes, friendly people, and the beautiful surroundings of the Tate House yard and garden, which will make our English Country Dance a pleasant and energizing experience. All dancers welcome from beginners to experts. No special clothing is required, but comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as the dance takes place in the grassy yard.

Tickets will be available at the door. $15 General Admission and $12 for Tate House Museum members.

The 1755 Tate House will be open for a sneak peak from 4:15 – 5:00 pm and all attendees will receive a coupon for 50% off a Tate House guided tour that can be used during our regular open season.

Please bring your own chair or blanket for resting between dances. Picnics are welcome!


*Check our website and social media for an alternate location if it rains.*


**Tate House Museum is pleased to announce our participation in Re-Site 2024 in partnership with SPACE.

This Mellon Foundation-funded program is the second edition of a site-specific temporary public art and Portland history-telling initiative first launched in 2020 as part of Maine’s Bicentennial. Re-Site 2024 offers five new artistic projects in partnership with diverse public organizations and spaces that will help expand community knowledge of local histories and their impacts today as well as generate dialogue about what we carry with us into the future. Re-Site 2024 projects come with site histories, artist statements, bibliographies for further reading, and recorded conversations with the artists and other key participants. FMI about Re-Site 2024, visit


Art Installation by Ashley Page IMAGINING FREEDOM

               will be on view through August 16, 2024 

                      with a closing reception from 5-7 pm  

Join us for this unique and provocative exhibit and more inclusive telling of Tate House and colonial Portland history.

Thanks to our 2024 Business Sponsors and Supporters!

Tate House Museum preservation projects supported by



Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland, Maine 04102