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Norlands is always open by appointment for guided tours and educational programs for individuals, groups, and school field trips.  Call 207-897-4366 or email for more information.  

Site Tour: Norlands Through The Years

Contact us to schedule a site tour.  The tour includes a walk through the 1867 Washburn mansion. Hear about this family’s remarkable achievements and how their lives, the buildings, and the landscape changed through the years. We try to accommodate tours over the winter, but keep in mind that the buildings are not heated.

Price is $10.00 per person | $6.00 ages 12 and under | $25.00 family rate (2 adults with 2-3 children)

SUMMER LIVING HISTORY TOURS - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

July & August  |   11:00am-4:00pm 

NOTE: The site is closed on Saturday, August 27th for a private wedding. 

Admission: $10; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate (20% admission discount for members)

For an enchanted experience and to get inspired about life in 19th-century Maine and Livermore’s celebrated Washburn Family – stop in this summer and take a living history tour. Tour the mansion, farmer's cottage, and one-room school at your own pace, but arrive by 2:30pm to enjoy the full tour.  Interpreters, dressed in period clothing, portray a local person, someone you might have met had you visited Norlands in the 1800s.  Be a scholar of 1853 in the schoolhouse.  The school ma’am will encourage you to practice your penmanship using a quill pen under her watchful eye.  Take a tour of the mansion with a Washburn granddaughter as she tells you all about her famous family.  Visit the farmer’s cottage and participate in the chores of the day, such as baking, piecing, ironing, or washing.

Round out your visit with a nature walk on a historic carriage trail.  A short hike takes you to the Pools of Simeon, reflecting pools designed by William Drew Washburn in 1903.  Maps are available in the gift shop.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Schedule your event at Norlands

The Washburn-Norlands Living History is host to a number of special events annually. These events include our annual festivals, conferences, business functions and more. 

If you would like to host your own event, conference, gathering or wedding at the Norlands site, please call us for options.

Schedule your conference or workshop in a beautiful historic setting.

©Washburn Norlands Living History Center
Washburn-Norlands Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization

290 Norlands Road
Livermore, Maine 04253

Phone: 207-897-4366
Fax: 207-897-4963

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