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Address: Rte. 172, PO Box 1478, Ellsworth, ME
Phone Number: 207 667 8671
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Required stop for fans of American architecture and antiquities

This place is a gem for adults who appreciate antiques and/or american history. 1840 era house, large for its time, superbly maintained and containing all its original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bangor, Maine
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Well, it was interesting enough but nothing was 'really wow'. Maybe the teas they hold are more engaging? My mom and I went through and we were both underwhelmed. Pretty enough grounds. Quiet, rustic elegance.

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nwNJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is a gem for adults who appreciate antiques and/or american history. 1840 era house, large for its time, superbly maintained and containing all its original furnishings, built by a lumber merchant and furnished over the years by his descendants who had exquisite, wide ranging taste in rugs, furniture and art and the money to indulge themselves. Docents are... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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