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The Wilton Farm and Home Museum

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Town History: Bass Shoes, Bottles, and a "Maine Giantess"

In the historic former boarding house for the Bass Shoe factory, there are displays of furnishings... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Holly W
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ever see a Giant 7 foot woman?

I never knew that the giant 7ft woman from the Barnum and Baileys Circus was from Wilton. You have... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
WCSIII
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Philadelphia
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10 Nov 2017
“Blueberry festival time to visit the museum.”
4 Aug 2017
“Lots if cool area history. ”
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10 Canal St, Wilton, ME 04294-4428
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

It’s very old with lots of history, nice for older folks , don’t go over too well with younger children. They like having a cookie & hot cocoa in the winter time

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank phyllis h
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with my wife and mother-in-law. It was a nice tour with tons of cool history of Wilton. If you are a local or just visiting. It's a nice little stop.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 11 September 2016

In the historic former boarding house for the Bass Shoe factory, there are displays of furnishings, artwork, past town industries, tools, clothing, and more--on four floors. Knowledgeable volunteer guides have lots of stories or you can wander through by yourself. They're also willing to give...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Holly W
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I never knew that the giant 7ft woman from the Barnum and Baileys Circus was from Wilton. You have to see her life size reproduction and the story on her. She was friends with the littlest man, Tom Thumb. The museum also has some great...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank WCSIII
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The Wilton Farm and Home Museum is a local history museum operated by the Wilton Historical Society. I learned the story of Sylvia Hardy, Maine's Giantess, viewed exhibits which include historic household items, tools used in crafts and trades such as farming, shoe making and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Susanwilsonlakeinn
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