Art & Architecture Along the Coast of Maine Aboard Independence
August 2–10, 2013
Protected coves, narrow inlets, and island passages lead to the secluded and charming ports of Bar Harbor, including Acadia National Park and the romantic Rockefeller carriage roads; Castine, with its rich Revolutionary War history; Rockland and the Farnsworth Art Museum, repository of a nationally-recognized collection; Camden, one of Maine's earliest resorts; and Belfast, featuring the Penobscot Marine Museum, comprised of a series of 19th-century structures, including sea captains' homes.
Study Leader Information
Dwight Young’s career in historic preservation has spanned more than 30 years
August 2 - Individual arrivals at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Meet fellow travelers and staff at the welcome reception
August 3 - After a morning lecture, visit the Portland Museum of Art for a guided tour; travel to nearby
Prout’s Neck and enjoy lunch at the Black Point Inn; Visit Portland Head Light; return to Portland to embark the Independence
August 4 - Bar Harbor; enjoy a bus tour of Acadia National Park, including spectacular Cadillac Mountain
August 5 - Enjoy the spectacular views of Maine’s magnificent wildlife and its majestic coastline. Walking
tours through Castine’s historic district. Visit the Castine Historical Society.
August 6 - Travel to nearby Searsport to visit the Penobscot Marine Museum. A short afternoon cruise
brings you to Camden, considered the “tall ship capital of Maine.” Take a scenic tour to Camden Hills State Park.
August 7 - Spend the morning at the Farnsworth Art Museum showcasing Maine’s contribution to American art. Also visit the museum’s renowned Wyeth Center. Visit the Olson House, where Andrew Wyeth painted many works, including the well-known Christina’s World
August 8 - Take a walking tour of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens the tour includes the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses; An alternative tour will be available to the Boothbay Historical Society, featuring artifacts that reflect the region’s colonial and coastal origins
August 9 - Nestled on sparkling Kennebec River, Bath perhaps best exemplifies Maine’s nautical heritage. Visit the Maine Maritime Museum
August 10 - After breakfast, disembark the Independence and transfer to the Portland Airport for individual flights home
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