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1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME, United States, Portland, ME
Directions: The Tate House is located at 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland ME.
Phone number: 207-774-6177

Open Wednesday – Sunday, June – October

Hourly Tours from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Sunday Tours 1:00PM – 4:00PM (Last tour 3:00PM)


Tate House Museum

1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME

“Connecting People to Maine’s Colonial Roots”

When it was built in 1755, the Tate House was considered a large and elegant home. The house was constructed in the Stroudwater section of Portland for Captain George Tate (1700-1794) and his family who had arrived in the Colonies 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 to be used as masts for the British Royal Navy. This position assured Tate's success, and his status in the community is reflected by the style of architecture he selected for his 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 that is open to the public, the impressive period furnishings, beautiful grounds and herb gardens, and unique architecture offer an insightful glimpse into the 18th century and life in Colonial Maine.

The museum is open from June through October and offers guided tours.  Specialty school tours, architectural tours and garden tours are available by calling 207-774-6177.   The Tate House is located at 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland ME.

Open Wednesday – Sunday,  June – October

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For more information contact the museum at 207-774-6177 or email info@tatehouse.org or visit the website at www.tatehouse.org

Calendar of Events 2016

For Times and Reservations Contact 207-774-6177

June 18: Fletcher’s Scouting Company Demonstration

June 28, 2016: Poetry in the Tate House Garden

July 12, 2016: Herb Garden Construction and Maintenance

July 26, 2016: Hawaiian Quilting Workshop Lecture

August 6, 2016: Gravestone Preservation

August 9, 2016: English Paper Piecing Quilt Workshop

September 10: Girl Scouts Playing the Past, Junior Badge

September 13, 2016: The Early American Kitchen

October 15, 2016: Stroudwater Cemetery Tours

Saturday 22, 2016: Stroudwater Cemetery Tours

November 15: Volunteer Appreciation Buffet

December 11, 2016: A Tate House Colonial Christmas

Credits: Photographs of the Tate House by William Hubbell


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