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Tate House Museum

  • 1267 Westbrook St. Map It
  • Portland
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 12/26/2013

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Built astride rose granite steps and a period herb garden overlooking the Stroudwater River on the outskirts of Portland, this magnificent 1755 house was built by Captain George Tate. Tate had been commissioned by the English Crown to organize "the King's Broad Arrow"—the marking and cutting down of gigantic forest trees, which were shipped to England to be fashioned as masts for the British Royal Navy. The house has several period rooms, including a sitting room with

some fine English Restoration chairs. With its clapboard still gloriously unpainted, its impressive Palladian doorway, dogleg stairway, unusual clerestory, and gambrel roof, this house will delight all lovers of Early American decorative arts.

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Sight Information

Address:

1267 Westbrook St., Portland, Maine, 04102, United States

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Phone:

207-774–6177

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Early June–mid-Oct., Wed.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–4

Updated 12/26/2013

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