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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.  


February 21, 2015 | 11am-4pm

General admission is $5 adults, $3 children age 12 and under, ages 5 and under are free.

Stop by for some old-time fun, 19th-century style! The school’marm will be ready to greet you in the one-room schoolhouse. Take a tour of the 1867 Washburn mansion and hear stories about this remarkable family of Livermore. Play a Role in History: meet “Aunt Clara” and learn about the Pray family who lived next door to the Norlands in the 1800s. Meet the Bradford family in the cottage and help with ironing, piecing, and cooking and meet other Livermore neighbors.

This year, if the snow conditions are right, you will have the chance to take a ride on a 19th-century snow roller. This one-of-a-kind opportunity is a special fundraiser for the “Raise the Barn: Rebuild the Magic” campaign at Norlands. A donation is required ($5 suggested). Get tickets in the gift shop. For ages 6+ and children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity depends on the snow condition as too much snow can be a challenge for the horses.

Bring your snowshoes and enjoy the 445 acres at this national historic site. Cookies and hot chocolate fresh from the woodstove will warm you up in the farmer’s cottage, while supplies last.

In case of bad weather, this event will be canceled. Please call ahead or check the Norlands’ Facebook Page for updates.

March 14-15, 2015 | Saturday – Sunday |2:30pm – 2:30pm

Immerse Yourself in 1870.  Spend 24 Hours on the Farm.

An Exciting, Hands-on Learning Experience for Individuals and Groups

The next 24 Hour Live-In Experience at the Norlands is on March 14 and 15 and is open to the public and just waiting for you to call and reserve a spot.  Sign up by March 1st.  Space is limited.  For more information or to register, call us at 207-897-4366 or e-mail

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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