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Woodlawn is open in December with beautifully decorated trees done by local businesses. They also have tea on Wednesday and Friday. Everything in the gift shop was 20 to 40% off. We both enjoyed the self guided tour that let us look around at our own pace. We will…
A 45 minute self guided audio tour talking about the Black family. The house might not seem like the historical mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, but it has the same amount of history. This location is off the beaten path in Ellsworth and while we visited before the tourism…
In and of itself, the building and its contents are a great example of a Federal Era home. However, the house was also built to as the "home office" of John Black, a land agent turned land owner during the time when Maine's natural resources were first being exploited. Black's…
Because the house was donated at the owner's death, the objects in the house are original which adds to the history. The type audio tour was new to me. You could stop at each room and get an explanation plus you could get more detailed explanations if you chose.
how did the wealthy Main families live back in the day. you will see for yourself when you visit Woodlawn mansion. Lots of original pieces and carpets/rugs,special windows,take a self guided tour of the home and barns. a great place to visit and kid friendly.