The Winthrop Society will organize tours of the Viles House and Gardens

The Winthrop Maine Historical Society plans to host an afternoon tour of the Viles House and its grounds in June. Photo submitted

The Winthrop Maine Historical Society plans to hold an afternoon tour of the Viles House and its gardens on Saturday, June 11 at 71 Stone St. in Augusta.

Tours are scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m., with a limit of 30 people per tour.

This tour is a fundraiser for the historical society. All proceeds will benefit the Winthrop History and Heritage Center, according to a company press release.

This is a catered event.

The Viles House was the home of William and Elsie Viles. It was originally owned by Daniel Weston. He had the house designed by a New York architect and it was built in 1847.

William and Marion Viles bought the house in 1930 and extended and completely remodeled it in Greek Revival style.

Marion Viles died in the early 1950s and William married Elsie Pike in 1955. After Bill’s death in 1986, Elsie continued to live there until her death in 2013.

Registration and payment are required. To register, call 207-395-5450.

Viles Gardens in Augusta. Photo submitted

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