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Woodlawn

Rte. 172, PO Box 1478, Ellsworth, ME
207 667 8671
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Ellsworth
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a great place to visit on a rainy day. This home is filled with antiques collected all over by the last owner who left it to the city. The self-guided tour is recorded, provides lots of interesting info in an organized fashion and points out aspects of the objects and furnishings in the room. There are stairs to... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Wonderful place to sled in the winter with the kids. There are activities planned year round that ground people with the history that is all around us that we tend to forget. Hiking trails through the woods that are very pleasant too. Farmer's markets also here on certain days.

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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were not sure about visiting Woodlawn as it seemed like it would be another old historical house. However, the home is filled with actual period furniture and the history about the Black's was very interesting. Yiu must use the walking tour wands to get the full history of the family and furnishings. The cost is minimal and woth it.... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

After local farmers have worked hard to maintain a YEAR-ROUND schedule of a weekly farmers market on the Woodlawn grounds. Woodlawn seems to have lost them. I wonder why?- certainly the commitment to this community offering was clearly demonstrated by our local growers and makers....

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Richmond
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35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Wonderful house packed with original furnishings, almost too much to take in with one visit. Hand held audio devices make it easy to tour at own pace. On Sundays have a farmers market on the back lawn

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