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19 Black House Dr, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2320
+1 207-667-8671
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wonderful historic stop

Could have spent more time here. It was a self-directed tour with extremely greathistorical detail... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Leesburg, Florida
Awesome Self Guided Tour

Beautiful landscape and a knowledgeable self guided tour of historical mansion. Highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Carolen A
Somerset, Ohio
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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19 Black House Dr, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2320
+1 207-667-8671
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Could have spent more time here. It was a self-directed tour with extremely greathistorical detail. Family dating back to the Revolutionary War.This home was started by George Washington's artillery Officer. Still had the original stuffed matress and 4 post bed. Could not get over the...More

Thank jeffcarr15
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful landscape and a knowledgeable self guided tour of historical mansion. Highly recommend visiting and walking the paths.

Thank Carolen A
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We took a self-guided tour of this mansion that was built in 1824 to 1828. The grandson that set the house up as a museum at his death died in 1928. All of the original Furnishings, dishes, carpets, bedding are intact. There were items given...More

1  Thank 794nancyh
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Woodlawn is a beautiful historic home with lovely gardens - it's not something I'd recommend for kids however for older children and adults, who are interested in the history of an area, it's worth a visit!

Thank New_Englander225
Reviewed 10 August 2016

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.

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 28 April 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.

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 19 February 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...More

1  Thank Randy E
Reviewed 15 December 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.

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 28 October 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,...More

1  Thank acadiateacher
Reviewed 22 October 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...More

Thank 24Travel2002
Phyllis Y, Public Relations Manager at Woodlawn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

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!...More

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Hi there, is this year round?
8 March 2017|
Response from Phyllis Y | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The grounds of the estate are open year round with 2 miles of looping trails for walking. We do allow dogs on the property, on lease. The historic Black House is open May 1 through October 31... More