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Hidden History Tour

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Pejepscot History Center
159 Park Row
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

Pejepscot History Center’s Hidden History Tour returns with a dozen new sites on Saturday, June 15, from 9AM-2PM. Not readily available to the public, these historical surprises in Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, include civic experiences, residential architecture, famous names, and weird treasures. The tour is family-friendly and includes a family discount ticket.

Most sites are kept secret until the morning of the tour—except one.

“For years we’ve been asked about the bell from the old Town Hall,” says PHC executive director Larissa Picard, referring to the civic building demolished in 1961, to the chagrin of many. In the building’s tower hung a massive bell that remained hidden away on a private property for some years until the town recovered it.’ “Thanks to town officials, the bell is one of the big stars of this year’s tour. Participants will literally be able to reach out and touch it.”

The eleven remaining tour sites will be revealed the morning of the event, at 9AM on the steps of PHC at 159 Park Row in Brunswick. Registrants check-in starting at 8:30AM for morning refreshments and to receive detailed site maps. Simple scavenger hunts will be available for children. Participants spend 10-15 minutes at each site, most of which remain open until 2:00PM. All but a couple are hosted by volunteers that share the stories behind the hidden history.

Some sites can be accessed by walking from one to the next, but a car will be required for others.

Advance tickets for the tour are $45 families of up to four; $15 PHC members; $18 general admission; $8 children (ages 6-16). Tickets purchased the morning of the event increase by $5.

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