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Norlands Living History Center

290 Norlands Rd, Livermore Falls, ME 04253-3807
+1 207-897-4366
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Wonderful history

We went to the Norland's during the summer strawberry pancake breakfast event. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2013
Winthrop, Maine
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

My family went for a Civil War re-enactors weekend. We had a wonderful time. It was a perfect place... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2013
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An Italianate mansion with farmhouse and barn that offers outdoor sleigh rides, cross country ski lessons and winter festivals.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
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6 Sep 2013
“Wonderful history”
19 Jun 2013
“Washburn-Norlands Living History Center”
290 Norlands Rd, Livermore Falls, ME 04253-3807
+1 207-897-4366
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We went to the Norland's during the summer strawberry pancake breakfast event. We enjoyed experiencing the staff of volunteers dressed in the "old garb" speaking in the "old language" of the era. It is a great display of a variety of buildings preserved to the...More

Thank AnnieD39
Reviewed 20 June 2013

My family went for a Civil War re-enactors weekend. We had a wonderful time. It was a perfect place for the event. We learned so much. It's a wonderful place. I would like to return. They have a super gift shop and it has great...More

Thank B T
Reviewed 9 May 2013

If you want to learn to live the old way and the less expensive way of life you can learn a lot here. From gardening, to quilting, farming etc. Wonderful place

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 15 March 2013

This is a gem hidden in rural Maine. The website states: Norlands is the family home of the Washburns, one of the great political and industrial dynasties of the 19th century. Of the ten children born to Israel and Martha Washburn, seven sons rose to...More

1  Thank Ecnarfevoli
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Predictable "dress your kids up like the old days and listen to a bored docent". Kids did not enjoy this one.

1  Thank 451Mike
Reviewed 2 October 2012

For a step back into time, this is a must see. Our guides were very funny, entertaining and interesting. "Aunt Clare" was fantastic. This is a great family experience. The guides were dressed in the period and very realistic. We also had a very enjoyable...More

1  Thank CHMRSWY
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This home from the 18th century is a Living Museum. Many schools from all over Maine take their kids on field trips there. Kids can spin wool into thread on the old spinning wheel, churn milk into butter, do chores on the farm, etc. There...More

Thank kimbeau69
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Great recovery from the fire. This is best living history center in the country. Please support their efforts to keep the past alive. This place is still true to Billie's founding philosophy!!

Thank SteveAugusta_Maine
Reviewed 14 April 2009

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, has a variety programs that allow you to experience life as it truly was in 18th and 19th century Maine. It is really a fascinating experience. Great for the whole family. You can feed the animals, cook in the kitchen...More

Thank jessiewiltonmaine
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