Rockland Historical Society Presents: Residential History District – Walking Tour

Date: Saturday July 14th, Aug 11th, Sept 8th, 2018 at 10am

Location: Rockland Community Center – Rockland, ME
(Corner of Limerock St. & Union St.)

Cost: $10 per person, cash or *check

Here lived some of the families who developed Rockland into one of Maine’s most dynamic and prosperous cities. The homes you’ll see include modest capes and elaborate Queen Annes within several blocks of the main business center which borders the harbor. Residents included skilled craftsmen who built our boats and buildings and leading industrialists and business owners. You’ll learn about notable citizens including a Civil War hero and a U. S. Congressman.

Midcoast Maine has long been a draw for artists and writers, and we’ll discover several, including a Pulitzer Prize winning poet whose birthplace lies along our route.

A highlight of the tour is an opportunity to enter the main foyer of one of our historic inns where the opulent setting will give you a glimpse into an elegant lifestyle of the past.

Throughout our history, Rockland has experienced the changing fortunes of many New England seacoast towns. The lime industry, the shipbuilding industry, and the fishing and granite industries have been replaced by museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Today, the Rockland Historical Society works to preserve memories of our heritage.

Saturday tours will begin at 10 am in the parking lot of the Rockland Community Center at the corner of Limerock Street and Union Street. Tours will last about two hours and will take place on the following dates:

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

*The cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check made out to the Rockland Historical Society.

For questions, contact the Rockland Historical Society, any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon between noon and 5 pm, at 207-594-6193.