Backstage Tours at Ogunquit Playhouse are offered Fridays, July 28, August 25, and September 8, 15 and 29; Sundays, August 6, and September 10 and 24; and Mondays, July 10 and 24, August 21, and September 18 and 24. Visitors go behind the scenes to see how the magic on stage is made,


Backstage tours at the Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, are offered through September.

from wigs, sound, sets and costumes to the dressing rooms, where stars such as Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Walter Matthau, Steve McQueen, and more prepared for their performances. The tour highlights the history of the theatre, including how it survived the Great Depression. A 90-minute tour is $10. An abbreviated 45-minute tour is $5. Tours can be at the Box Office at 207-646-5511.


Brewery Tours, Kennebunkport Brewery, the Shipyard Shops, 8 Western Ave., Lower Village, Kennebunk. See local ale being brewed. By appointment, preferably 24 hours in advance. Year-round. FMI 967-1261.


Historical Walking Tours, 11AM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk. Learn the history of the elaborate and historical homes that line Kennebunk’s Summer Street neighborhood. Led by trained tour guide. $5 per person/free for members. Continues Fridays and Saturdays through August. FMI 985-4802 or

Fishing and sight-seeing along the Kennebunkport coastline aboard the custom 23-foot Striper Swiper. Captain Greg Metcalf has more than 30 years of experience sport-fishing in the

Northeast. Call Captain Greg at 401-617-9265, email greg@captaingregmetcalf or visit



Explore the historic Biddeford mills in a guided tour, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Historic Mill Tours, Biddeford, starting June 8. Two-hour tour through the city’s 1843 textile mill complex, Thursdays and Saturdays, starting 10 am to noon, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, 40 Main St., Biddeford, next to Portland Pie. Reservations required; call Heart of Biddeford at 207-284-8520, Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM to book a tour. Reservations should be made prior to 2 PM on the day before the tour.


Historic Village Walking Tours from White Columns (formerly known as the Nott House), 8 Maine St., Kennebunkport, 11 AM, Thursdays and Saturdays, July and August; 11 AM, Saturdays, September. Adults, $7; free to members and children under 18. Open mid-June through mid-October. Tours are offered by the Kennebunkport Historical Society, which owns and maintains White Columns. FMI 967-2751.


Lighthouse Tours of Wood Island Light, Vine’s Landing, Biddeford Pool. Tours are in July and August on Wednesdays at 4:30 and 5:30 PM; Thursdays at 5 and 6 PM; and Saturdays at 1 and 2 PM. Tours run by the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse. FMI and reservations, call 286-3229 between 9 AM and 5 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Suggested donation is $10.


Wood Island Light is open for tours.

Tours at The Jagger Brothers Mill, 5 Water Street. Springvale. This family-owned mill has been spinning yarn in Springvale for over 100 years. The tour shows the process of spinning from bales of fiber to spun yarn. Yarn is available for purchase at the end of the tour. Tours offered the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10 AM. Reservations required; call 800-225-8023. Children must be at least age 12. Free.


Whale Watch Cruise aboard Nick’s Chance, an 87-foot-boat that travels 20 miles offshore to view whales, dolphins and other marine life. Scenic Lobster Tours also offered. Trips leave from Performance Marine, on the Kennebunk River in Kennebunk Lower Village.

Call for times and reservations 1-800-767-BOAT or 967-5507.


Local lobstermen at work

A whale breeching off the coast.