From tours to presentations to outdoor festivals, have fun and learn about Freeport’s history.

Events at FHS

These popular favorites are offered most every year.

Pettengill Farm Day

This is a day of family fun at our pristine 140-acre Salt Water Farm each fall. Learn more about the farm on our Pettengill Farm page. There is always a lot to see and do on this 200+ year old farmstead as we celebrate rural life of the 1800’s. We enjoy wagon rides, kid’s crafts and games, farm animals, apple cider pressing, specialty walks on the grounds, demonstrations, lunch and more.

The saltbox farmhouse is open that day with guided tours available. This is also the only day of the year vehicle traffic is allowed down to the farm, with convenient parking right on the fields.

This year Pettengill Farm Day will be held on October 2nd from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Visit the event page here for more information!

Freeport HIstorical Society Harborside Gala

Our annual Harraseeket Heritage Gala benefits the Freeport Historical Society’s mission of educating preserving and collecting Freeport’s history.

Hosted at at Strouts Point Wharf Company in South Freeport, this spirited celebration of Freeport History includes live music, live and silent auctions, the now famous “wheel of chance”, seafood, and more.

Summer Garden Party

The Freeport Historical Society cordially invites the community to spend time in our lovely Harrington House gardens. Live music is performed as all enjoy drinks and refreshments. At this event we welcome new members and provide docent-led tours of Harrington House.

Ghost Tours

Each fall, Freeport Historical Society partners with Freeport Players to present a series of Halloween-inspired, costumed tours of local cemeteries. We explore a different cemetery each year. Please note, this event is historical, not scary, and is appropriate for school-aged children.

This always proves to be a popular event, so we strongly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we can accommodate only a limited number of participants in each tour. Join us for a ghostly fall performance and sweet treats!


OFFICE HOURS: T-F 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

PETTENGILL FARM: Grounds are open year round, dawn to dusk. House is open by appointment.


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