House Tours at White Columns

Built in 1853, White Columns is the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s premier property. Owned and loved by the same family for 130 years, the Victorian-era home has retained its old-world charm and still contains the home’s original furnishings. Step back in time by taking a guided tour. Docents will lead you through seven rooms of the stately home and share stories about three generations of the Perkins-Nott family that lived, loved and lost in this magnificent Greek revival mansion. The tour includes history of Kennebunkport, its shipbuilding and maritime traditions, and the intriguing story of the family that inhabited the home.

HOUSE TOURS

THANKS FOR AN AMAZING SEASON!

White Columns is closed for the season and will reopen in May 2023.

Step back in time by taking a guided tour. Built in 1853, White Columns is the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s premier property. Owned and loved by the same family for 130 years, the Victorian-era home has retained its old-world charm and still contains the home’s original furnishings. Docents will lead you through seven rooms of the stately home and share stories about three generations of the Perkins-Nott family that lived, loved and lost in this magnificent Greek revival mansion. The tour includes history of Kennebunkport, its shipbuilding and maritime traditions, and the intriguing story of the family that inhabited the home.

  • The house tour lasts from 30 to 40 minutes and includes all rooms on the first and second floors. 

Location:

White Columns is located at 8 Maine Street in Kennebunkport. 

Parking:

No onsite parking is available. 

  • Free parking located at 30 North Street in Kennebunkport. This lot is a 1/4 of a mile from White Columns, located next to the Kennebunkport Fire Station.
  • Dock Square Parking Lot located at 17 Dock Square in Kennebunkport.

Hours:

White Columns is closed for the season and will reopen in May 2023. 

  • Historic House Season & George H.W. Bush Gallery (2023):
    • May 29th – October 8th and December 1st – December 10th.

 

  • Walking Tours (2023)
    • By appointment only. Contact (207)-967-2751 or info@kporths.com to learn more.

 

  • Combo House & Walking Tours (2023)
    • TBD.

Admission Rates:

Tickets may be purchased in the White Columns Gift Shop, no advanced purchase is necessary. Tickets for house tours include admission into the George H.W. Bush Gallery. 

  • Adult: $12
  • Students: $10
  • Veterans: $10
  • Children (Under 6): Free

Free Admission:

  • Kennebunkport Historical Society members enjoy unlimited free admission to White Columns, which includes access to house tours, walking tours, and the George H.W. Bush gallery. Friends and family of Kennebunkport Historical Society members receive a reduced admission rate of $10. You can apply the full price of your admission ticket towards a Kennebunkport Historical Society membership. Join today by clicking HERE. 

Handicap Accessibility:

White Columns is an historic mansion built in 1853 and is not handicapped accessible. 

 

Restrooms:

White Columns has one public bathroom located in the gift shop.