Rally for Norlands
Civil War Reenactment Weekend
June 17-18, 2017
Don't miss the largest Civil War Reenactment in Maine offering a wide variety of living history demonstrations and engaging exhibits remembering the activities of the Civil War. The event is co-sponsored by the 3rd Maine Company A and 15th Alabama Company G to benefit the Norlands.
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Living History Tours
Starting Thursday, July 6
Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays in July and August
For an enchanted experience and to get inspired about life in 19th-century Maine and Livermore’s celebrated Washburn Family – stop in this summer and take a living history tour. Tour the mansion, farmer's cottage, and one-room school at your own pace, but arrive by 3pm to enjoy the full tour. Interpreters, dressed in period clothing, portray a local person, 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 using a quill pen under her watchful eye. Take a tour of the mansion with a Washburn granddaughter as she tells you all about her famous family. Visit the farmer’s cottage and participate in the chores of the day, such as baking, piecing, ironing, or washing.
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.
Admission: $10; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate (20% admission discount for members)