Schoodic & DownEast History

This area was settled in the 1760's and offers a remarkable glimpse into its past through local historical societies, its architecture and traditions.

There are a many historic gems in this area with details available at the local chambers of commerce or from the historical societies. Cherryfield, for example, is home to a 75 acre National Register Historic District with 52 architecturally significant buildings including Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Italianate styles dating from the early 1800's.

Milbridge, Harrington and Columbia Falls boast long histories. Their humble gentility speaks of simpler times and quieter lives. The Ruggles House, just off Route One in Columbia Falls is a must for history buffs. This home built in 1818 is beautifully restored (much of it original), with a unique flying staircase, Palladian window, intricate moldings, and period furnishings.

Check locally for history programs and special events such as house tours, lectures, movies, etc.

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