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Open Doors of York 2017

Open Doors of York - Home and Garden Tour

Home and Garden Tour
August 9 and 10

A rare chance to visit private homes and gardens in York Village, Maine.

We will hold our third annual OPEN DOORS OF YORK, a home and garden tour, on August 9 and 10, from 10am to 4pm. This year’s tour opens the doors to historic homes and gardens on York Street.

Settled in the 1640s by farmers from Scituate, Massachusetts, the neighborhood has some of the town’s oldest houses, maintained and adapted for the needs of modern families.

Refreshments catered by chef Jason Miller of York 54 will be available for an additional fee at a tented venue in one of the gardens. Lunch tickets are available online when purchasing event tickets in advance, or at the venue.

The boxed lunch includes: a mini heirloom tomato BLT, an herb roasted chicken skewer, roasted corn on the cob, toasted orzo pasta salad with basil pesto and feta, a wedge of watermelon, a bag of Cape Cod potato chips, a big chewy blueberry-oatmeal cookie...and your choice of iced tea, lemonade, or water.

Parking is available at York Street Baptist Church (61York Street), Village Elementary School (124 York Street), and York Middle School (30 Organug Road). 

The event is a walking tour and is not handicapped accessible. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Advance tickets for $35 are available immediately, and may be purchased here, online, through August 7. Tickets may be purchased on the days of the tour for $40 at the church and elementary school parking lots (cash, check or credit card accepted). There will be no tickets sold by phone or at our Museum Center.

New England Quilts: An Up-Close Lecture August 9, 2017 1:00 pm Program Room, Old York Museum Center 3 Lindsay Road York, ME 03909 $10.00 per ticket.

In conjunction with the 2017 Open Doors of York Home and Garden Tour, Betsey Telford-Goodwin will give a lecture illustrated with quilts from her extensive collection. Her talk, on the history and social history of early New England quilts dating from 1780 to 1890 will take place in the Program Room of the Old York Museum Center. Free parking is available at Old York Museum Center’s Lindsay Road entrance. Ms. Telford’s quilt shop, Rocky Mountain Quilts, will be one of the tour properties included in Open Doors 2017!

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