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Experience Norlands as it was in 1870 - as it is today.

"We really enjoyed our visit to Norlands this past Friday. The staff were both pleasant and professional. The history is quite alive at the Washburn home! Thanks again for a memorable time!"
Michael Bell ~
Manchester, ME
Discover Norlands

Norlands is a 400-acre estate which includes a stately Victorian country mansion with farmer’s cottage, a gothic-style granite library, a Universalist meetinghouse, a one-room schoolhouse, and an expanse of picturesque working farmland.

School-age Educational Learning Experiences

Students learn how life was in the 1870s by doing the things Norlands residents have done since its founding.

Dirigo - I Lead

Who were the remarkable Washburns who built Norlands, led states and people, invented, explored, innovated and always returned home to Maine?

Try your hand...

Re-discover the tools and skills that built rural Maine - try your hand with a Norlands' Rural Arts Experience.