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From US Route 2: Depart Route 2 for Route 26, bear right onto Church St. Church St becomes Broad St. and the Historical Society will be on your left.

From Route 26: Follow Route 26 over railroad tracks, then stay straight onto Main St. Follow Main St. to the top and at the stop turn left onto Broad St. The Historical Society will be on your left.

From Route 5: As you enter the town of Bethel, turn onto Mill Hill Rd. follow Mill Hill around the Common to the top, turn right and the Historical Society is on your left.


This self-guided walking tour of 39 historic homes and sites in Bethel takes the user past homes that date from the 1770's to the 1920's. Explore the village of Bethel and take in historic inns, culturally significant homes, local leaders' homesteads, churches and common spaces that help make Bethel unique. This easy walk through the village is on sidewalks or quiet, tree-lined streets. The network of homes is designed so that the user can fully immerse oneself in the experience or check out small portions of the tour. There are interpretive guides and occasional guided tours and information about these can be found at the Bethel Historical Society. 

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Visit Bethel Historical Society online for more information or contact:

Bethel Historical Society
10 Broad Street
PO Box 12
Bethel, ME 04217
Phone: (207) 824-2908


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