The 2009 tour season at Beauport is in full force so come out and join us for an event! Advance registration is required. Information on all Historic New England events as well as online registration can be found here: http://www.historicnewengland.org/things/calendar/Events.asp
Wine at Twilight(August 21, 6:30-9pm): Begin the evening with a house tour as the setting sun glints off the colored glass in the Golden Step Room, and admire Sleeper’s magical lighting effects throughout the interior. Then join us for a twilight wine tasting on the Beauport terrace, with its breathtaking harbor views. ($30 Members/ $40 Nonmembers)
Picnic By the Sea(August 27, 1-4pm): Celebrate the Year of the Kitchen with a catered buffet lunch on the grounds. This family friendly event offers the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely afternoon with delicious New England fare and breathtaking views of the harbor. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. Guided tours on the hour. ($15 Members/ $25 Nonmembers/ $10 children 12 and under)
Nooks and Crannies Tour (September 12 and October 10, 9am-1pm): This leisurely behind-the-scenes tour of Henry Davis Sleeper’s summer retreat allows plenty of time to explore each room and includes passageways, closets, and other spaces not usually open to the public. Guides highlight their favorite objects and share rarely told stories about Sleeper, his friends, and staff. Light refreshments are included. ($15 Members/ $22 Nonmembers)
Eastern Point Walking Tour(September 19, 10am-1pm): Enjoy this engaging tour of the Eastern Point neighborhood surrounding Beauport. In the early years of the twentieth century, Eastern Point became a summer playground for Boston elite, specifically Henry Davis Sleeper and his social circle. Learn about this neighborhood’s rich history and the colorful denizens of the “Dabsville” community while enjoying breathtaking views of the harbor. Tour is followed by light refreshments and a tour of Beauport. ($15 Members/ $25 Nonmembers)
Please join us before the tour season ends on October 15!
Become a member: http://www.historicnewengland.org/member/