|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
5th Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend
June 13-14, 2015
Don’t miss this historic event with a wide variety of living history demonstrations, exhibits, and engaging activities remembering the activities of the Civil War in the Spring of 1865. The event is organized by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum.
For more information, visit the Rally Page here.
Note: Norlands is closed on Saturday July 18th for a private event. There will not be any living history tours that day.
Opening July 2nd for Summer Living History Tours
July & August | Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays | 11am – 4pm (arrive by 3pm to enjoy full tour)
$10 adults, $6 ages 12 and under, $25 family rate
Visit with People from the 1870 Livermore Community
Drop in anytime from 11am-4pm on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday in July and August and visit with people from the 1870 Livermore community in the Washburn mansion, one-room schoolhouse, and the farmer’s cottage. Tour at your own pace. Interpreters, dressed in period clothing, portray a local person, someone you might have met had you visited Norlands in the 1800s.
A Living History Tour is a fun way, for all ages, to learn what rural Maine life was like in the 1800s. 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.
HOMESCHOOL APPRECIATION DAY
TUESDAY AUGUST 4TH - 11am to 4pm
Half-Price Admission: $3 age 12 and under / $5 per person
Attention homeschoolers! Come to the Norlands this Tuesday, August 4th to sample our renowned living history programs and schedule one of our Journey into History programs this fall. Step back in time and have fun while learning what life in rural Maine was like in the 1800s. Tour Mr. Washburn's mansion and learn about the adventures of his children, meet the school'marm in the one-room schoolhouse and practice your penmanship with a quill pen, help with old time chores, such as laundry and churning butter, and play period games in the farmer's cottage. "Aunt Clara" tells Abenaki stories and talks about local Native American life in the library. Make a period craft to take home.
Ox-cart rides will be available from 11am-1pm. Meet gentle giants Fred & Jake as they lead you around the grounds. In the afternoon, visit with "Farmer Pratt" in the tool shed to learn about life on the farm while our barn is being rebuilt. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
VETERANS DAY DINNER & PROGRAM
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 6:30pm | $23 ticket by reservation only
A special Civil War Veterans Day Remembrance program and music in the Ladies’ Parlor of the Washburn mansion. Dinner in historic farmer’s cottage. Limited seating. Reservations required by October 30th.
CHRISTMAS AT NORLANDS
Sunday, December 12, 2015 | 11am-4pm
Open house, crafts, music, hayrides, living history, and more!