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Woodlawn

Address: Rte. 172, PO Box 1478, Ellsworth, ME
Phone Number: 207 667 8671
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Ellsworth
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Columbia, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a wonderfully preserved historic home which gives great insight to this area of New England. The recorded tours are very helpful as you go from room to room and the carriage house is very interesting as well

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The tour of Woodlawn museum is well worth the trip...gorgeous antiques and interesting history. We often walk around the trails and cross country ski in the winter. There are gardens in the summer in back of the house, and antique carriages displayed in the barn out back. Other events hosted there are croquet tournaments, tea parties and antique shows.

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Southwest Harbor, ME
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have always had a soft spot for this place, but then I am very much into history. Don't expect spectacular -- we are New England people after all. It is a visit back in time into someone's home. I find that quite interesting.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The museum is very educational, and it is definitely worth walking the trails on the property. My kids and I had a great time rolling the trail maps and listening to birds and red squirrels along the way. Definitely worth the visit, and we will absolutely be returning. Make sure you bring bug spray for the walk!

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Elmer NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great spot to visit while in the Ellsworth area. You're given a cell phone type audio unit that you play as you go through each room. The information on each room and piece of furniture etc. is so complete you really enjoy the self guided tour. There's also a carriage house with all the coaches inside, an outdoor croquet game... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For a long time maine was massachusetts and one can find that connection while exploring this well preserved house and household.There is much to see in this home of a successful businessman-the big fish in his little pond.

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Coker Creek, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I am from out of state and visited Black House for an afternoon tea recently. It was held outdoors on the lawn and it certainly was a lovely summer afternoon. But I was disappointed with the food, and thought the cost was quite extravagant for the amount they served. And there were not even any scones! How can you call... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I attended the Wednesday afternoon summer Tea at Woodlawn and was very pleased. It was a beautiful day to sit out on the lawn of such a historic estate. The food was excellent and I heard that it varies week to week. Included in the Tea price is a recorded, self guided tour of the Woodlawn house. The house is... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Woodlawn is the jewel of Ellsworth, and it has something for everyone, be it the beautiful grounds, which refer to English gardens, to the architecture, historical figures who lived there, antiques and art, and extensive trails for hiking. There's even a frog pond for the kiddies! The home is exceedingly well-maintained as a museum and even though they have instituted... More 

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midcoastmaine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Disclaimer: I am on the board of trustees. I am on the board because Woodlawn is such a unique, wonderful place. Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate located a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth, Maine. Once home to three generations of the Black family, it is now treasured for its historic house museum, its gardens, and its public park. Visitors... More 

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