Dr. Moses Mason House Period Rooms

July & August, Thursday through Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM; and year-round by appointmentDr. Moses Mason House (1813), parlor showing Chester Harding portrait of Dr. Mason

Begun in 1813 and opened as a museum in 1974, the Bethel Historical Society’s Dr. Moses Mason House is one of the few period houses in northern New England available for tours year-round (for an appointment September through June, please call 207-824-2908 or 800-824-2910).

Discover life as it was lived in the highlands of western Maine during the first half of the nineteenth century as you join one of our trained guides in a tour of nine rooms filled with fine examples of the decorative arts, many of which were in the house during the years of the Masons’ occupancy (1813-1869). During your tour, you will view portraits of Dr. and Mrs. Mason painted during the 1830s by Chester Harding of Boston, and view their grand entrance hall with its exceptional circa 1835 Rufus Porter School wall murals.