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Address: Rte. 172, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone Number: 12076678671
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate located a quarter mile from downtown...

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 can explore a superb historic house, stroll through beautiful gardens, play croquet, hike on pristine trails, and much more.

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Well preserved with a handy self guided audio tour

I enjoy old house mansion museum tours. This one is very nice. Not for children. Good audio self guided tour with extra details available. A big Antiques fair is scheduled for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan S
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy old house mansion museum tours. This one is very nice. Not for children. Good audio self guided tour with extra details available. A big Antiques fair is scheduled for next week. I'm sorry I will miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Besides the wonderful history, Woodlawn is a central piece of the community. From farmers' markets, to fundraisers, to organized runs, Woodlawn not only provides a wonderful visit, it makes the town a better place to live.

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Augusta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The Woodlawn every year has a theme for their Christmas season. This year 2015 it was Trees. There were trees there from local businesses of every shape color and theme. The tours were very good and seeing the different themed Christmas trees was great. The gift shop is good but a bit pricey. But a well worth the trip to... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This house tells about a great deal of the area's history, and the grounds and walking trails behind it are open all year round. They hold a high tea occasionally and have year-round programs and a nice gift shop. Definitely worth a visit.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My favorite part of Woodlawn has to be the trails, which are free to use. I especially like them in the winter for snowshoeing. I have also had fun sliding down the hill in front of the museum in the winter. The tour costs money, but it is worthwhile as long as you realize it is self-guided with headphones. On... More 

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Mount Desert Island, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Beautiful Christmas trees in a special historic home in Ellsworth, Maine. Last year I invited two friends to go to "High Tea". We loved the tea and sat overlooking the fresh falling snow and included was a tour of the home. Each room is simply marvelous and we really liked that we could buy the tea in their gift shop.... More 

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Phyllis Y, Public Relations Manager at Woodlawn, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on our Holiday High Teas. We are offering this year's Teas on Wednesdays, December 9 and 16 and Fridays, December 11 and 18. Tea starts at 3 p.m. and you are correct in saying the dates fill up fast! You can call your reservation in, (207) 667-8671. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Really intriguing look into a chapter of Maine history. Well thought through self-guided tour. Can be chilly inside in the fall months - plan accordingly.

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Western NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We love visiting historic homes. Woodlawn has many furnishings from the family who originally lived here, which is not typical for historic homes. The grounds are lovely as well. Well worth a stop.

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Thank Kay7979
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I did not expect or anticipate a museum in Ellsworth, Maine could be so incredible! Right behind my backyard! It was as if I stepped back in time and visited Downton Abbey. I was expecting Mr Carson any minute. The place is exquisite and the place is extremely well maintained. Worth a visit.

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Thank Muneer H
Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My dog needed to run after a long day in the car. We arrived at the Black House about 6:30 and Buster had a wonderful run all around the yard. There are also walking trails behind the stable and the local croquet club is on the side lawn. Great solitude and felt safe, even if we were the only ones... More 

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