Visiting Woodlawn

Plan Your Visit

Woodlawn has 180-acres to explore.  Visitors can tour the historic Black House (plan 45 minutes to one hour for a tour), shop in our gift shop, come to afternoon tea, take a stroll through our gardens, view our collection of historic carriages and sleighs, participate in special events and activities, play croquet, enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or simply enjoy a walk on the grounds and trails.


Black House Tours (Self-guided audio tours)

Please note the Black House will not be open for tours or teas for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Please watch our Facebook page for updates.

Regular Season
May and October Tues.-Sun. 1-4
June-Sept. Tues.-Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 1-4
Admission: Adults $10, Children $3
*Closed July 4th, Independence Day

Holiday Season
Christmas at Woodlawn
December 1 – 23 from 10 – 4
Admission: Adults $5, Children $1

  • AAA Discounts (Regular Season Only)
  • Museum members & children 5 & under – free!
  • Group and bus tours welcome. Two weeks notice is appreciated
  • Hours and admission fees are subject to change

Public Park

Please follow the CDC guidelines for safe distancing which means keeping yourself at least 6 feet away for others.

Open all year. 
Free, dawn to dusk
Picnics welcome
Please see Rules for Use of Park & Grounds
Click here for Woodlawn’s Photography Policy.


Woodlawn is located at 19 Black House Drive, off of Route 172 (Surry Road), in Ellsworth, ME. Approximately ¼ quarter mile from the intersection of US Rte. 1 and ME Rte. 172. See map.