The mission of the Museums of Old York is to preserve and promote the rich history of the York region through programs and educational experiences that enhance historical perspective and build on community pride.
The Museums of Old York, formerly Old York Historical Society, is the product of a merger of three historical organizations founded in York with histories dating back more than one hundred years.
Our exhibits, historical buildings, nature paths and wonderful waterfront views are awaiting you.
Open Doors of York 2018
Home and Garden Tour
June 22, 23
A rare chance to visit private homes and gardens in York Harbor, Maine.
We will hold our fourth annual OPEN DOORS OF YORK, home and garden tour, on June 22 and 23, from 10am to 4pm. This year’s tour opens the doors to private homes in York Harbor. The tour highlights one of the York’s finest early houses, and provides a rare opportunity for visitors to see inside several stately summer cottages along the York River, and enjoy exclusive views of York Harbor. The tour includes access to four private homes, as well as the historic Sayward-Wheeler House (owned by Historic New England), York Harbor Inn’s 1730 Harbor Crest Inn (formerly the Mercer Mansion), and St. George’s Episcopal Church.
Picnic in the Park!
A picnic lunch catered by York Harbor Inn will be available at a tented venue in Moulton Park. Lunch tickets are $15 and are available online when purchasing event tickets in advance, or at the venue.
The boxed lunch includes: a lemon dill chicken wrap, a tomato caprese baguette, creamy kale caesar pasta salad, sweet potato chips, fresh fruit, and a chocolate crinkle cookie.
The patio at York Harbor Inn's Chapman Cottage will open early for cocktails and nibbles at 2pm on the days of the tour.
Parking is available along York Street in the vicinity of Moulton Park, and Clark’s Court, and at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church (4 Barrell Lane).
The event is a walking tour and is not handicapped accessible. Comfortable shoes are recommended. These are old houses and the stairways and entry ways may be difficult for some to navigate.
Advance ticket sales have closed. Tickets will be available at the venue for $40. There will be no tickets sold by phone. Please call 207-363-1756 for more information.