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Step Back in Time at Norlands: Summer Tours End on August 30th

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Sheri Leahan | BDN
Sheri Leahan | BDN

Summer Living History Tours:
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Step Back in Time
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am-4pm until the end of August.

Enjoy Half-Price Admission on Saturday, August 30th

The 1867 Washburn mansion and farmer’s cottage and 1853 one-room schoolhouse will be open for tours. Stop by and meet the characters of Norlands’ neighborhood. Educators, dressed in period clothing, portray a local person or a Washburn, 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 under her watchful eye. Take a tour of the mansion with a Washburn granddaughter as she tells you all about her famous family.

A Living History Tour is a fun way, for all ages, to learn what rural Maine life was like in the 1800s. Tour at your own pace. 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.

Discounted Rate Only on August 30th: $5 per person / $3 age 12 and under / $15 family rate (2 adults with 2-3 children). Normal rates are $10/$6/$25 respectively.

For more information, visit or call 207-897-4366.