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 a brief history of Kennebunkport, its shipbuilding and maritime traditions, and the important connection between the house and the family of Presidents H.W. and George W. Bush who have summered in Kennebunkport for generations.


White Columns is closed for the season.

White Columns will reopen on December 2nd for Prelude.


Regular house tour tickets are first come, first serve. Arrive at the White Columns gift shop to purchase tickets for $12 per person.

Candlelight house tour tickets are first come, first serve. Pre-purchase your ticket by clicking HERE for $15 per person.

Tickets may be purchased in the White Columns Gift Shop, no advanced purchase is necessary. The house tour lasts from 30 to 40 minutes and includes all rooms on the first and second floors. No onsite parking is available. Free parking is located 1/4 mile from the house at the town lot on North Street. White Columns is an historic mansion built in 1853 and is not handicapped accessible. The house is closed from late October through early May, with the exception of Prelude, when White Columns is open during the first two weekends in December. We welcome group tours, school tours and bus tours.

House Tour Pricing

$12 per person

Students (6-18) and Veterans: $10

Children under 6: Free

Members: Free

Friends & Family of Members: $10

For more information please contact

8 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine