Eastport holiday tour showcases architecture, decorations and culinary delights

By Tom Walsh, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 2:58 p.m.

EASTPORT, Maine — Five grand homes and two red brick buildings in Eastport’s downtown historic district will be showcased this weekend, each decked out for the holidays.

The third annual self-guided Christmas tour will feature not only 19th century architecture, but holiday decorations crafted with the help of Eastport Garden Club members and an array of refreshments provided by local bakers and cooks.

Last year’s event attracted more than 100 participants, allowing ticket holders to visit featured locations at their own pace on either or both days. The sites will be open 1-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 1-2.

Featured this year are five homes and two downtown buildings. The homes are the Milliken House at 29 Washington St., the Gilligan House at 40 Washington St., the Smith House at 32 Washington St., the Todd House at 1 Capen Ave. and the Mitchener-Todd House at 225 Water St. The downtown buildings on the tour are the Tides Institute and Museum of the Arts at 43 Water St. and the Peavey Memorial Library at 26 Water St.

At $15, tickets can be purchased on the days of the event at any of the featured sites. They can also be purchased in advance at The First and the Bangor Savings banks on Washington Street, at Raye’s Mustard Mill, also on Washington Street, or at The Commons and Port O’ Call downtown on Water Street.

The event is being coordinated by the Eastport Chamber of Commerce, with proceeds to help fund construction of public restrooms in Eastport’s downtown commercial district.

For information call 853-0800.

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