The Mount Desert House was built in 1831 by Daniel Somes and was the first tavern and public house on Mount Desert Island. PHOTO COURTESY OF MDI HISTORIAL SOCIETY

Tour old Somesville

MOUNT DESERT — A series of walking tours through old Somesville hosted by the Mount Desert Island Historical Society is planned for July 7 and 21, and Aug. 4 and 18, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Somesville, the oldest Euro-American settlement on Mount Desert Island, dating from 1761, is a picturesque village located at the northern end of Somes Sound. The walk, led by local historian C.H. Breedlove, will leave from the Somesville Museum.

Admission is $10 and is limited to 10 people for each tour. Email [email protected] to make reservations.

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