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Maine Seacoast Mission Centennial Tours

Date: Tuesday Jul 05, 2016 - Tuesday Aug 30, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. -


In celebration of Acadia National Park’s centennial, the Maine Seacoast Mission will offer tours of its “rusticator” mansion in downtown Bar Harbor on Tuesdays and Thursdays during July and August.

Tours will also feature historical items from the Mission’s 111 years of serving the islands and coastal communities of Downeast Maine.

The 35-room mansion, once known as “La Rochelle,” was built in 1902 for George Bowdoin, a partner of J.P. Morgan, and his small family and 21 servants. Located at 127 West Street and overlooking Frenchman’s Bay, the house was the first brick summer cottage to be built in Bar Harbor. The specially cut granite and marble used in the construction was imported from Italy.

The house, along with an endowment for its upkeep, was donated to the Maine Seacoast Mission in 1972 by Tristram and Ruth Colket, who purchased the mansion in the 1940s. The building now serves as the Mission’s administrative headquarters and is known as the “Colket Center” in honor of its donors.

Location: 127 West Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Contact Name: Ann Cox Halkett
Contact Phone #: (207) 228-8509
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Event Sponsor(s): Maine Seacoast Mission 

This is a free event.

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