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Upcoming Events:

  • Christmas At Woodlawn - Holiday House Tours & Gift Shop Open
    December 01, 2015

    Open everyday from December 1-23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Tour Woodlawn and see splendid decorations while hearing a special audio tour presentation on...

  • Holiday Train Display
    December 05, 2015

    Christmas at Woodlawn is pleased to include a working train display
    by Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club in the Sleigh Barn this year. Railroad ...

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Calendar & Programs

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.

Christmas at Woodlawn

Visit Woodlawn this holiday season and experience the splendor of Christmas at Woodlawn: Businesses and organizations have created wonderful displays throughout the house, with rooms decorated to reflect A Celebration of Trees.   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 Train Display - Weekends, Dec. 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 10am  -4pm
Christmas at Woodlawn welcomes the the return of a working train display by Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club for its second year.
To visit the train display is free of charge.  Visitors are asked to register in the Woodlawn Gift Shop. Click here to read more.

Holiday High Teas - Dec. 9, 11, 16, 18 at 3 pm
Enjoy a traditional high tea among the wonderful decorations.  Visit our calendar page for more information.

Seasonal Workshop - Saturday, Dec. 12
Beginner Needle Felting Ornaments with Heidi Jai (10:00am - 12:30pm) Learn to make felt ornaments in time for holiday gift giving.  Click here for more information.

Alcohol Ink Painting on Christmas Ornaments (1:00 - 4:00pm) Learn how to use alcohol ink to dye a glass Christmas ornament with artist Amanda Coburn. Click here for more information.

Traditional Holiday Feast Dec. 16, 6-9 pm
In partnership with Chippers Restaurant, Woodlawn will offer a traditional Christmas Feast featuring Visit our calendar page for more information.

Holiday Business Parties
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.

2015 Christmas at Woodlawn Decorators
McMullen Landscape, Construction & Maintenance
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Blue Hill Accountants
Camden National Bank
Dead River Company
The Rock & Art Shop
Union River Book & Toy
NewLand Florist &  NewLand Nursery
Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce,
Ruth Foster’s
The Ellsworth American
Machias Savings Bank
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
Downeast Horizons
Interiors by Details
Families First Community Center
City of Ellsworth
Ellsworth Garden Club
Bar Harbor Garden Club
Bucksport Garden Club
Ellsworth Elementary School - 2nd Grade Classes


Workshops & Lectures

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.

Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn


Save the Dates!

2016 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn

August 17- 20, 2016

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.

The show features dealers from Maine and across the United States presenting 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 to read highlights from the 2015 Show!

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsor

Thank you to the Underwriter of the 2015 Opening Night Festivities

The Cocktail Party
$50 per person / $90 per couple

The Cocktail Party and The Dinner
$135 per person / $250 per couple
Table for six $650

The Cocktail Party

Wednesday, August 17, 2016  (hours to be announced)
Be first to preview and purchase the fabulous antiques and decorative fine art at the nation’s longest running summer antiques show.

The Cocktail Party and The Dinner

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 (hours to be announced)

After the party, stay and join show dealers, local artists and other guests for a sumptuous dinner featuring fresh, local ingredients. Seating is limited, reserve your tickets early.

2015 Dealer List

2015 Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn Dealers


G. Sergeant Antiques

George Subkoff Antiques

Maria and Peter Warren Antiques

Sears & Tither


Barometer Fair


A. E. Runge Jr. Oriental Rugs

Clark Point Gallery

DeWolfe & Wood Rare Books

Heller - Washam

Hermitage Antiques

Ingram Antiques

Martin J. Ferrick

Pioneer Folk Antiques, LLC

Robert T. Foley

Sabina A. Wood Art & Antiques (also PA)

The Boathouse

W. M. Schwind, Jr. Antiques

White's Nautical Antiques


David and Donna Kmetz
Associate: Garvey Rita Art & Antiques (Connecticut)

Georgian Manor Antiques

Gurari Collections

John Hunt Marshall

Village Braider Antiques


Sheridan Loyd Antiques

New York

James Gallagher


Sally Good

Roger D. Winter, LTD


Malcolm Magruder

School Programs

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.


Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park
P.O. Box 1478  •  Rte. 172  •  Ellsworth, Maine 04605  •  (207) 667-8671