A Tale of Two Wars: Castine’s Complicated Revolutionary History

Courtesy of the Castine Historical Society.

Castine History Partners are excited to welcome you to our second Jane’s Walk and the launch of our newest history tour, A Tale of Two Wars. Against the backdrop of Fort George and nearby Fort Griffin, participants will learn about the historical landscape of the American Revolution and War of 1812 in Castine, while also engaging in critical conversations about the broader ideas and ideals of the American Revolution and what it can tell us about today’s challenges. Castine’s revolutionary history is complicated – stories of both patriots and loyalists, often ignored stories of the critical role of Indigenous people in the Revolution, challenges to heroic narratives of American leaders, and stories of American failure and defeat. But all this complication makes history extra interesting! Join us as we begin conversations that will take us towards America 250 in just a couple of years.

This walk will be co-lead by the directors of the Castine Historical Society and the Wilson Museum.


The walk will take place primarily at Fort George, which includes some uneven surfaces and fairly steep inclines, but covers a relatively small area. Participants who wish can join a side trip to Fort Griffith, a 0.6 mile walk on a paved road (driving is also an option).

Starting Location:

Flagpole at the fort entrance.

Ending Location:

Flagpole at the fort entrance.
Fort George, Corner of Battle Ave and Wadsworth Cove Rd
Castine, Maine 04421

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May 4, 2024 / 4:00 PM

Led by: Julia Gray
Organization: Wilson Museum
Duration: 90 minutes
City/Town: Castine
County: Hancock
Language(s): English