BATH — Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc., presents its 15th annual House and Garden Tour, featuring Kennebec Company Kitchens in at least three of the homes, four city gardens, one country house dating from 1790, one modern house built on the site of a shipyard, and two extraordinary Queen Anne-style homes.

If you think you have seen some of these houses before, you are in for a surprise. They have been completely redone and decorated by new owners. As a special treat, the Szanton Company will open up some of its model apartments created from the old Huse Elementary School using federal and state historic tax credits to help defray the cost of construction.

Several architectural styles will be represented by houses on this year’s tour including Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Industrial Modern. Special musical interludes will be offered at one of the Greek Revival Homes. Vases of flowers in every building will be arranged by the Bath Garden Club. And, as always, look for Curtis Henderson’s array at Winter Street Center.

The tour will take place primarily in the North Historic District and beyond the city proper. Because the houses are widely dispersed, tour participants will need a car, but there are groups of two or three houses and gardens that can be accessed on foot. There will local preservation enthusiasts serving as docents at each stop who will share their knowledge of historic architecture.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door on the day of the tour. The tour begins at Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., which will serve as the central location for registration and pick-up of tickets and the program, which has detailed information about each of the historic buildings and the hidden gardens that are a part of this year’s tour.

Proceeds of this event will benefit the continuing restoration of Winter Street Center, a landmark in the heart of the City of Bath. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Sagadahoc Preservation at 443-2174, visit, or buy tickets at Now You’re Cooking, Ornament, and Springer’s Jeweler’s in Bath, or the Gulf of Maine Bookstore in Brunswick.

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