The legendary horror writer's mansion in Bangor is in the process to become a non-profit archive and writers' retreat.
The king of horror has requested the city council of Bangor aka his home town to turn the mansion where he spent most of his days into a publicly accessible archive and fans of Stephen King are totally losing it right now, including us.
According to the Rolling Stone, the Bangor City Council has approved their request to archive King's mansion. The house and the town served as the inspiration for multiple Stephen King novels including the famous IT. Up to five writers will be allowed to stay at the mansion at a time.
“The King Family has been wonderful to the City of Bangor over time and have donated literally millions of dollars to various causes in the community,” one of the city councilors revealed.
“Preserving his legacy here in Bangor is important for this community. The house will allow visits by appointment as King reportedly doesn't “want the house to become a Dollywood or some kind of tourist attraction" as "that would bring all sorts of people to the neighborhood, and they have other neighbors that live there."
His house, however, is kind of a tourist spot anyway with horror fans stopping by outside and taking pictures. In fact, there is an official Stephen King tour in the city which lets you closer in the mysterious world of King. The tour is $45 per person and it includes ''Some of the places from IT that you will visit are The Barrens, The Standpipe and Birdbath, the cemetery where Pet Sematary was actually filmed, places that Stephen King lived including his current residence and many more!"
"We do 2 tours per day, the first usually starts at 9:00 am (but can start at 8:00 or earlier) and the second starts at 2:00 pm. (except in the winter when we need to start no later than 12:00 noon so we don’t finish in the dark)! We pick up and deliver at all the hotels in the Greater Bangor area. We can take up to 6 passengers in a comfortable, air-conditioned Chrysler Town & Country van, or up to 11 in our new Ford E350 Van,' the website of SK Tours details.
'We have been Stephen King Fans since 1974 when Carrie was first published and have remained so ever since. In 1990, we bought Betts Bookstore and always kept a complete catalog of both Stephen and Tabitha’s works in stock in hardcover and paperback for 20 years. Because of the help that the Kings gave us, we became well known throughout the world as the place to go to for Stephen King items," owners Penney and Stu Tinker added. Have you been to the tour yet?
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article carried "Stephen King Is Turning His Mansion Into A Museum And You Can Go Visit Soon" as the headline. It has now been corrected.