Tate House Museum and COVID 19

Due to safety concerns associated with COVID-19, the Tate House and Means House visitors center are currently closed to the general public.  We are hoping to open again sometime in 2021. Details coming soon.





Tate House Museum in partnership with Stroudwater Neighborhood Association presents…

Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives

A Zoom Lecture by Architectural Historian Scott T. Hanson

Thursday May 13 at 6:00 PM

Scott T. Hanson is an author, architectural historian, and preservation consultant. He grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, before settling on the Maine coast and beginning his career in preservation.

Scott’s most recent book, Restoring Your Historic House, was released in December 2019 and won the 2020 Excellence in Publishing award from Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He will have book order information at the lecture.

Cost is $5 for members of Tate House Museum (THM) and Stroudwater Neighborhood Association (SNA) and $10 for the general public. To purchase tickets go to the DONATE button below and select $5 or $10 and enter your credit card information. Please leave a comment indicating whether you are a member of THM or SNA. A Zoom link will be sent to  your email address the day before the lecture (May 12).

Thank you to our sponsor!

The Mission of Tate House Museum is to connect people to our Colonial roots and to help them discover, imagine and value the relevance of this history to our lives.

Our Mission

Tate House was opened as an historic house museum in 1935 by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maine (NSCDA-ME). The NSCDA-ME is the Maine chapter of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA), a lineage organization founded in 1891 by women dedicated to furthering an appreciation of our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects. The NSCDA-ME, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, owns Tate House and its collections; the museum has been managed and operated independently by Tate House Museum, Inc., in close cooperation with the NSCDA-ME since 2005. Tate House Museum is a separate 501 (c)(3) non-profit member-corporation that is governed (according to the Code of Ethics of the American Association of Museums) by a community Board of Directors.

Over the past several decades, the museum’s primary goals of preservation and education have developed and expanded. The raised bed herb garden, unique architecture, special tours and events have attracted a broad range of visitors. Tate House welcomes guests from across the country and around the globe. Students throughout the state benefit from Tate House’s resources and educational programs as they learn about the mast trade and life in the eighteenth century.

Our Indoor Tours are Closed Due to Covid 19





Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland, Maine 04102