tours and public programs
Open by Appointment for Group Tours and Programs.
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Norlands provides a perfect intimate setting for small groups and motorcoach tours.
Site Tour: Norlands through the Years
A walk through the Norlands historic buildings, including the 1867 Washburn mansion, with a discussion about the Washburn family and how the landscapes, the buildings and lives have changed through the years. Offered year-round; however, the buildings are not heated. Plan for 90 minutes.
Price is $10.00 per person | $6.00 ages 12 and under | $25.00 family rate (2 adults with children in the same household). Call to schedule a tour.
Meal, Laugh and Learn
Enjoy a delicious homemade country meal and participate in two interactive programs – “The Busy Cradle: Story of the Washburn Family” and “A Country School, 1853” - visiting both the 1883 library and the one-room school house. Relax in rocking chairs on the piazza, enjoy this delightful Maine country setting, and visit the gift shop. The meal served at the “nooning” includes all the makings of an authentic supper complete with home-made chicken pie and apple pie or other seasonal dessert. Plan for three hours.
Price is $28.00 per person: minimum group size is 20, maximum group size is 60. The fee is $15 per person without the meal.
Norlands Tea & Tour: A Taste of History
Enjoy the taste of a hot cup of tea and homemade cookies served up with an entertaining history talk of your choice. Then enjoy a guided tour of the 1867 Washburn mansion. Plan for 90 minutes.
Price is $17.00 per person: minimum group size is 8, maximum group size is 30
Choose one the following topics for your entertaining talk:
- School Days, 1850's - a schoolma'am tells of a typical day in a one room country school and reviews the basic of the three "R"s and she seeks a job for the upcoming term of school.
- The Busy Cradle - enjoy a lively interactive story where participants "become" the seven famous Washburn brothers and their three sisters. Instrumental in changing the face of politics and business, this amazing family is also the benefactor of this grand estate.