WHAT TO DO - Located on the banks of the Sheepscot River, this historic village showcases 19th century architecture and is brimming with antiques, small shops and eateries. Step into the past by visiting Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell House- two early 1800s mansions in prime condition, both featuring elliptical staircases and some original furniture and wallpaper- or the Lincoln County Courthouse, the oldest functioning courthouse in New England. A visit to town wouldnt be complete without a stop at Red's Eats, and the Musical Wonder House, where hundreds of musical marvels like music boxes and pump organs are showcased in an 1852 sea captains mansion.
WHERE TO STAY Wiscasset has few accommodations but the quality of the few that are present in this delightful village make up for it. Historic mansions turned into charming inns and furnished in antiques, lavish you with hospitality and comfort. Stay in town, or go accross the bridge to Davis Island for a night away from home. Innkeepers are warm and friendly, and will take time to educate guests about everything from the rich seafaring history of this town on the banks of the Sheepscot River, to the best cranberry scone recipe. Enjoy the sights and sounds in the Town of Wiscasset, the Gateway to Midcoast Maine.
DINING - Wiscasset, named "Maine's Prettiest Village", can offer an elegant, candlelit five-course dinner served in a Colonial-period restored barn, or a lobster roll at a picnic table just off Main Street. You'll find a select group of restaurants for fine dining and a handful of places to enjoy a less formal meal.
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