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Homer House

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Along the Atlantic shore in Prouts neck, Maine is situated a little house known as "Homer house", it belongs to Winslow Homer who was a celebrated American artist and a painter of the 19th century. It is a small 2-storey house that is painted in green, the artist spent 25 years of his life in the house and painted the most beautiful oil paintings while he was there. The balcony of the house gives nice panoramic and pristine views of the sea, which was the inspiration behind most of his paintings. Tours are guided.

Things to Do

  • Visitors can tour the home of the Boston-born artist, who had moved to Prouts Neck from NY in 1884 and remained their in solitude for 25 years.
  • Guided tours are open April through October, the house tours are organized by Portland Museum of Art PMA.
  • Visitors with a love for Art and nature can tour the Homer studio and understand the inspiration behind his work of art.
  • The Homer house is a serene and beautiful place to visit, visitors can see some of the art work in the house, the tours depart from the Portland Museum of Art.
  • On your return to PMA, enjoy some salads, sandwiches and drinks at the cafe.

Homer House Insider Tips

  • Tours are appropriate for children ages 8 and up.
  • Discount for PMA members.

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