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Woodlawn

19 Black House Dr, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2320
+1 207-667-8671
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Beautiful!

We were so glad to have stopped Woodlawn. You go at your own pace on the self-guided tour. The... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
John and Rose P
,
Walden, New York
Good tou

A very good depiction of life in the house. Excellent architectural features and the recorder self... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
gwilson86
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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19 Black House Dr, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2320
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were so glad to have stopped Woodlawn. You go at your own pace on the self-guided tour. The barns were interesting too see. The gardens are neatly kept. The croquet field is very nicely kept. If you had a question, the lady at the...More

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Phyllis Y, Public Relations Manager at Woodlawn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to submit a review on your experience. The grounds are lovely year round, but the fall is exceptionally beautiful with the vibrant foliage. We often are complimented on the self-directed audio tour. It works well for...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A very good depiction of life in the house. Excellent architectural features and the recorder self guided tour does a very good job of the detail, and you go at your own pace.

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Phyllis Y, Public Relations Manager at Woodlawn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your visit and your review. Fall is a beautiful time to visit the State of Maine and Woodlawn! We often hear from guests that they appreciate the audio tour and the ability to take their visit at their own pace.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

So happy my husband and I went to do the tour of this beautiful, historic home in Ellsworth. The self-guided tour is perfect! You can take as much time or as little time as you wish! Every room has a main passsage, but there are...More

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Phyllis Y, Public Relations Manager at Woodlawn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your visit to Woodlawn on Trip Advisor. Our museum is known locally as "The Black House" as it was the family home of John and Mary Black. The three generations of the Black family that owned the home...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Be sure to check the days and times the house is open, but even on off days, the grounds are beautiful. The house tour is very well done and the furnishings are wonderful.More

Thank Virginia S
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Phyllis Y, Public Relations Manager at Woodlawn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Thank you for your comments. Woodlawn's historic house is open for tours Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays it is open 1 to 4 p.m. In October, the hours change to Tuesday - Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The grounds...More

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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

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

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

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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

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Reviewed 27 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!

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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.

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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.

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jessepottle
8 March 2017|
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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
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