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Walking Tour: York in 1820: From Provincial Shire Town to Statehood


Walking Tour: York in 1820: From Provincial Shire Town to Statehood
Thursday, October 29 / Saturday, November 7
1:00 pm
Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME 03909
$10 adult / $5 child / free for members

This tour explores the challenging history of York, from its earliest days, through trough the political, economic, and social turmoil that led to independence from England, and the eventual breakaway from Massachusetts in 1820. What was life like in York 200 years ago? And what role did the town’s residents play in Maine becoming the 23rd state?

The tour lasts approximately an hour, and covers a three-block area along York Street. The terrain is uneven, and comfortable shoes are recommended.

This tour is limited to ten people, and you must pre-register online (including members). No tickets will be sold at the door.

Tours begin promptly at the Lindsay Road entrance to the Museum Center, so please arrive no later than 5 minutes prior to check in. Because tour sizes are limited, if you do not check in by the start time of the tour, your ticket may be released to someone on the waiting list. No refunds can be issued within 24 hours of the event.

In case of inclement weather, the tour is cancelled and tickets will be refunded, or credited towards another scheduled tour.

This tour is limited to ten people, and you must pre-register online (this includes members). No tickets will be sold at the door

Old York is committed to the safety of our visitors and staff.  In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, we have implemented the following safety measures:

Social Distancing: When possible we will maintain 6-feet of social distancing. We are limiting the number of people per tour in order to help comply with this measure.

Face Coverings: Guests and staff will be required to wear face coverings for the duration of the tour. If you do not have a face covering, Old York will provide one.

Restricted Access: The Old York Museum Center is closed to visitors. This includes the restrooms. Please be sure to use a restroom before coming to Old York for your tour.

Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer stations will be available to promote proper hygiene.

Thank you to Wiggly Bridge Distillery for providing hand sanitizer.