Woodlawn hosts nearly 90 programs (some free and some for fees) each year including a variety of workshops, a spring and fall lecture series, garden programs, and afternoon teas. Visit our calendar to see what’s happening next at Woodlawn.
Visit Woodlawn this holiday season and experience the splendor of Christmas at Woodlawn: The Books of Christmas. Area decorators have created wonderful displays throughout the house, with rooms decorated to reflect beloved childhood stories. Guests can view the displays at the following events:
Holiday Tours- Dec. 1 - 23, 10 am - 4pm
Tour Woodlawn and see splendid decorations while hearing a special audio tour presentation on the history of Christmas at Woodlawn and in New England. Visit our calendar page for more information.
Holiday Open House- Dec. 1, 4-7 pm
Join us for the annual Woodlawn Holiday Open House. Mingle with friends, try the Woodlawn Christmas cocktail, and enjoy superb hors d'oeuvres by Chipper's Restaurant. Click here for more information. .
Holiday Train Display - Weekends, Dec. 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 10am -4pm
Christmas at Woodlawn is pleased to include a working train display by Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club in the Sleigh Barn this year. To visit the train display is free of charge. Visitors are asked to pick up their free train ticket in the Woodlawn Gift Shop.Click here to read more.
Holiday High Teas - Dec. 3, 10, 12, 17, and 19 at 3 pm
Enjoy a traditional high tea among the wonderful decorations. Visit our calendar page for more information.
Seasonal Workshop - Saturday, Dec. 13
Beginner Needle Felting Ornaments with Heidi Jai (1:00pm - 3:30pm) Learn to make felt ornaments in time for holiday gift giving. Click here for more information.
Traditional Christmas Feast Dec. 17, 6-9 pm
In partnership with Chipper's Restaurant, Woodlawn will offer a traditional Christmas Feasts featuring Beef Wellington!
Visit our calendar page for more information.
Holiday Business Parties
New this year, businesses are invited to hold their company holiday party at Woodlawn. The parties will be catered by Chipper's Restaurant. For details and pricing, call Woodlawn at 667-8671.
2014 Christmas at Woodlawn Decorators
The Bar Harbor Garden Club
The Bucksport Garden Club
The Ellsworth Garden Club
Ellsworth Elementary Middle School - 2nd Grade Classes
With topics ranging from gardens to antiques and from craft workshops to chocolate making, there is something for everyone. Our spring and fall lecture series showcases interesting historical perspectives and also topics of local interest. Make sure to visit our calendar to find out what’s happening next.
2014 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn
August 13 - 16
A Benefit for Woodlawn School Programs
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn, staged under a tent on the museum grounds, is America's longest running summer antiques show. With a reputation as one of the finest summer antiques show in the country, the show will feature twenty-eight dealers of national as well as regional renown.
Twelve Maine antiques dealers join with fifteen dealers from across the east coast and as far away as Missouri to present a diverse selection of art and antiques. Fine examples of American and English furniture and accessories, American paintings and watercolors, quilts, prints, rare books, ceramics, folk art, silver, jewelry, and oriental rugs will be among the items for sale.
Click here for a list of the 2014 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn dealers.
Show Hours ~ subject to change
- Thursday, August 14, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday, August 15, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday, August 16 , 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General admission is $10 per person or $15 for both the show and a Woodlawn Tour.
Opening Night Festivities
The Cocktail Party
Wednesday, August 13, 5 to 7:30 pm
Be first to preview the fabulous antiques and decorative fine art at the nation’s longest running antiques show.
The Cocktail Party and The Dinner
Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 pm
After the party, stay and join show dealers, local artists and other guests for a sumptuous dinner featuring fresh, local ingredients. Seating is limited to 75.
Additional Sponsorship Support for the Ellsworth Antiques Show from:
Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC
Maine Coast Health Care Foundation
Brown Appliance and Mattress, Inc.
The Eagle's Lodge Motel
Finn's Irish Pub
Jones Real Estate Agency
Roy, Beardsley, Williams, & Granger, LCC
2014 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn Dealers
W. M. Schwind, Jr. (Yarmouth, ME)
The Boathouse (Wiscasset, ME)
DeWolfe & Wood Rare Books (Alfred, ME)
Martin J. Ferrick (Addison, ME)
James & Nancy Glazer (Bailey Island, ME)
Robert T. Foley (Gray, ME)
Sally & Alan Good (Ambler, PA)
Hanes & Ruskin (Old Lyme, CT)
Malcolm Magruder (Millwood, VA)
John Hunt Marshall (Westhampton, MA)
The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd (Philadelphia, PA)
A.E. Runge, Jr., Oriental Rugs (Yarmouth, ME)
Robert Sears & Harold Tither (Somers, CT)
George Subkoff Antiques (Westport, CT)
Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge (Ossining, NY)
Suzanne Courcier & Robert W. Wilkins (Yarmouth Port, MA)
Clark Point Gallery (Southwest Harbor, ME)
Pioneer Folk Art (Ellsworth, ME)
Beck's Antiques (Fredericksburg, VA)
The Federalist Antiques (Kenilworth, IL)
Hermitage Antiques (Harrison, ME)
Stephen-Douglas Antiques (Rockingham, VT)
Georgian Manor Antiques (Fairhaven, MA)
Dennis Raleigh Antiques (Wiscasset, ME)
Alexander Reeves Fine Art and Antiques (Richmond, VA)
Dover House Antiques (Louisville, KY)
Nula Antique Handbags (New York, New York)
Robert Thomas (Milton, PA)
Woodlawn welcomes school tours and the opportunity to educate students about the rich heritage of the Downeast Region. As students tour the grounds and the 19th century house, and its original interiors, they can experience life in the 1800s while learning about the important role the Black family played in the development of Maine.
The staff is happy to work with teachers to make a tour of Woodlawn appropriate to the specific needs of students and to meet the requirements of the Maine Learning Results. All age groups are welcome. Tour lengths vary depending on the schedule of the students but generally, if possible, allow 30-45 minutes for the tour of the house and 30 minutes for a tour of the grounds. Tours are offered from May-October Monday-Friday starting at 9 AM. Please allow two weeks notice of desired tour date.
We request a ratio of two adults per ten children. The price is $3 per student with no charge for teachers and teacher aides. Parents accompanying the tour receive a 50% admission reduction and coupons for repeat trips. There is also ample space on the grounds for a picnic lunch. Call Woodlawn at 207/667-8671 to schedule your tour today or complete the School Tour Request Form and mail it to Woodlawn, PO Box 1478, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.
Click here for a school request form.