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Frances Perkins Homestead Tours -Saturday, July 15th, Saturday, August 5th, and Saturday, September 9th.
Frances Perkins Homestead
Newcastle, ME
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Frances Perkins Homestead Tours -Saturday, July 15th, Saturday, August 5th, and Saturday, September 9th.
On Saturday, July 15, Saturday, August 5, and Saturday, September 9, 2017, the Frances Perkins Center will host guided tours of the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark in Newcastle, Maine.
The Frances Perkins Homestead named a National Historic Landmark by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in 2014, is the ancestral home of Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945. Perkins was the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet and was the principal architect of New Deal programs to combat the Great Depression that improved the lives and working conditions for generations of Americans.  She was instrumental in the establishment of Social Security, the minimum wage, standardizing the 40-hour work week, banning child labor, and developing the nations unemployment insurance and worker compensation systems.
Tours, led by Frances Perkins Center board members, an archeologist who has conducted surveys of the site, and Perkins grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, will provide a glimpse of the sites history as a working farm, brickyard, and home to many generations of the Perkins family since the mid-18th century, including Frances Perkins, its most notable member.
Tours are $22 per person. Transportation to the Homestead is provided by the Center and will depart from downtown Newcastle, ME. Two tour times are available each day. The 9:00 AM tour lasts 3 hours and includes the Homestead and a walk to the Damariscotta River. The 1:30 PM tour lasts 2 hours and includes only the Perkins home.
Sturdy walking shoes and a hat are recommended.  Bottled water and light refreshments will be provided.  You can register online at under the Perkins Homestead tab, by emailing, or by calling the Frances Perkins Center at 207-563-3374.
The Homestead buildings are not handicap accessible. If you have mobility issues and wish to visit please call us at 207-563-3374 for more information and to see if we can accommodate your needs.


Frances Perkins Homestead (View)
PO Box 281
Newcastle, ME 04553
United States


Education > Tours

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Frances Perkins Center
On BPT Since: Jun 22, 2011
Chris Cash

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