Step back in time to the turn of the century, when Bar Harbor was the world’s most exclusive and illustrious resort and stately Victorian mansions belonged to fabulously wealthy summer residents trying to outdo each other with lavish parties. Walk with your costumed guide—perhaps he is the Vanderbilt's carriage driver, or she is a maid from the nearby Rockefeller estate—as (s)he shares tales of a magnificent time in America’s history. As you stroll you’ll learn of the society matron who ordered imported crystal champagne glasses by the case so her guests could toss them against the ocean-side boulders of Frenchman Bay after using them once, and the insecure couple who thought they could impress others by giving away priceless diamonds and jewels. You’ll find out how the truly wealthy lived among the grandest parties, the superbly manicured estates, and mansions that seemed to stretch forever. The tour is conducted at a leisurely pace, suitable for everyone, and you'll especially enjoy seeing the magnificent Tiffany stained-glass windows of St Saviour's Church.