Events downtown

Jun 22

Location: 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine 04102, US
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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COLONIAL LIVE! Saturday June 22, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Join us in celebrating the opening of the Tate House Museum’s 2024 season on Saturday, June 22 nd from 12 noon to 4:00 PM. We’ll be doing colonial up big with fun activities for the whole family.Our special guest is colonial reenactor Michael Dekker who will be demonstrating how structures were built in the 18 th century including the hand-hewing of logs using colonial
tools and basic timber framing joinery. Dekker is the author of French and Indian Wars in Maine and will be engaging visitors with his extensive knowledge of the time period.
Colonial games and activities for children will be offered as well as tours of the house featuring our new temporary art installation by Ashley Page. There will be other colonial-focused activities such as a colonial play Tate Family & Neighbors, architectural tours, colonial displays, and more! See for schedule details.
Entrance fees are $18 for adults, $8 for children 6-12 (under 6 free), $40 for families with up to 3 children. Members of Tate House Museum are $15 / $5 / $35.
Come join in the fun and experience this unique museum with its colonial trappings LIVE! Experience our new, more inclusive narratives featuring the work and life of a domestic servant who was likely enslaved and Wabanaki baskets representing colonial trade.
Tate House Museum is now open for regular house tours through Oct 12. Please visit our website for advance tickets and information:
We are offering free house tours on Juneteenth and a special artist workshop with Ashley Page (ticketed) from 12 noon – 3 pm. Registration is required on our website. FMI visit

FMI: Holly K. Hurd
Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland ME 04102