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19 Black House Dr, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2320
+1 207-667-8671
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Just like the family just stepped out!

So happy my husband and I went to do the tour of this beautiful, historic home in Ellsworth. The... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Hampton, Connecticut
Beautiful home and gardens, great tour.

Be sure to check the days and times the house is open, but even on off days, the grounds are... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Virginia S
Fredericksburg, Texas
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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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19 Black House Dr, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2320
+1 207-667-8671
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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

1  Thank msamh
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

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
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

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 3 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 31 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 16 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
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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