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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)

Celebrate Maine Maple Sunday at the Norlands!

Sunday, March 27, 2016 | 9:30am-2:00pm | $5-$7 for breakfast; otherwise free

Experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of fresh hot pancakes with sausage drizzled in Norlands’ own maple syrup. Visit the Sap House to see boiling demonstrations and meet our team of oxen. Journey back to 1853 in the District #7 one-room schoolhouse. The schoolmarm will be ready to teach you the basics reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic using materials of the time. It’s all in fun! Burn off calories from breakfast by walking (or snowshoeing) along the tranquil fields and wooded carriage trails on 445 acres at this National Historic Site. Visit the gift shop for Norlands’ own maple syrup and other treats to take home. No reservations are necessary. 

Spring Fling Living History Day

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 11:00am-4:00pm | $10; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate (20% admission discount for members)

Journey into history! Tour the buildings and interact with historical characters, someone you might have actually met had you visited in 1870. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Help to bake and do the wash in the farmer’s cottage, practice your penmanship, spelling and mental arithmetic under the watchful eye of the schoolmarm in the one-room schoolhouse, play period games, make a craft, and meet a Washburn in the 1867 mansion. A fun way to learn about history and what rural Maine life was like soon after the Civil War. Bring your imagination!

Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 11:00am-4:00pm | $10; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate (20% admission discount for members)

Call for Vendors - craft/artisan and historic exhibitors fair: For more information and the application form, click here.  The application deadline is May 20, 2016.

S​trawberry shortcake, craft/artisans fair, wagon rides, blacksmithing demonstrations​, fashion show,  meet the school’marm, mansion tours, play games, see demonstrations in the farmer’s cottage, storytelling, make a period craft, take a nature walk to the Pools of Simeon, music and more!


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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