Street Address
19 Black House Drive
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1478
Ellsworth, ME 04605
phone: 207-667-8671
Regular Season - May and October
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
*Closed July 4th, Independence Day
Holiday Season - Christmas at Woodlawn
December 1 - 23
Daily10 AM - 4 PM
Admission: Adults $5, Children $1
Adults: $10
Children: $3
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Joshua Campbell Torrance, Executive Director
phone: 207-667-8671
Anne Russenberger Keefe, Education and Program Dierctor
phone: 207-667-8671
Phyllis Young, Marketing & Development Coordinator
phone: 207-667-8671
Joanna Weaver, Business Coordinator
phone: 207-667-8671


Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate located a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth, Maine. Once home to three generations of the Black family, it is now treasured for the Black House, its historic house museum, community and formal gardens, and its public park with walking trails. Visitors can explore a superb historic house, stroll through beautiful gardens, play croquet, hike on pristine trails, and much more.

The main house is open for tours May 1 - October 31 and December 1-23. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset.


Under the governance of the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, Woodlawn offers the people of Hancock County and beyond opportunities for recreation and education on a preserved historic estate, and provides connections to the region's cultural heritage through programs that arouse curiosity and entertain.


The Black House at Woodlawn was built between 1824 and 1827 by John and Mary Black. Their grandson, George Nixon Black, Jr. gave the estate to the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations upon his death in 1928 to be kept always for public use and the house as a museum honoring his family.

Educational Programs

The Woodlawn School Program- programs for area student offered free of charge.

Teachers Institute offered every two years.

Lecture series


    Historic House Museum

    Sleigh Barn - rental/meeting space


    Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations


    • Monthly online newsletter - on website
    • Annual report - on website


    Museum Tours

    Public park open year round free of charge, dawn to dusk, dogs welcome on leash

    Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn in August

    Community and school programs

    Special Event Rental

    Group Tours