Acadia and Bar Harbor historic attractions add interest to your Maine getaway

Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park

19 Black House Drive Ellsworth, ME, 04605 Phone: 207-667-8671

Woodlawn is a 180-acre historic estate, including a grand house, gardens, and park, that was the home to three generations of the Black family. It is just a quarter mile from downtown Ellsworth. Visitors enjoy exploring the superb historic house, strolling the beautiful gardens, and hiking trails in the park. Activities for visitors include house tours, including a collection of antique carriages and sleighs, croquet games, afternoon tea, picnicking on the grounds, and special events at Christmas. There is a gift shop
Season and Hours: May and October, Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; June-September, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. The park open all year.
Information: http://woodlawnmuseum.com/site/
Historic Town of Castine

In the 17th century, the pilgrims established a trading post at Castine, which they managed from hundreds of miles away in Massachusetts. Though small, the town was considered so strategically important, that it changed possessors from French, Dutch, British, and Colonials in the time leading up to the American Revolution. Visitors to Castine will enjoy a bevvy of historic treats, including 100 historic spots in Castine, ruins of several forts, and homes that date back to the 18th century.
Downtown Ellsworth

Begin at Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, High St. Ellsworth, ME Phone: 207-667-5584

Several of Ellsworth's downtown buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the Chamber of Commerce, visitors can get a guide and map to the structures.
Fort O'Brien

Route 92 Machiasport, ME Phone: 207-941-4014

Completed in 1775, the remains of this fort overlooks the site of the Revolutionary War's first naval battle.
Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Information: www.state.me.us/doc/parks/programs/history/fortobrien/fort.htm
Eastport Historic District

Visitors to Eastport will enjoy walking past the dozens of 18th and 19th century structures, including many restored sea captains' homes.
Paul Bunyon Monument

Main Street at Bass Park Bangor, ME Phone:

Pays homage to lumbering's legendary hero.
First Congregational Church

Corner Church and State streets Ellsworth, ME Phone: 207-667-8321

One of Maine's most photogenic churches, visitors will enjoy this stunning example of early 19th century, Greek Revival architecture.
Burnham Tavern Museum

Route 192 Machias, ME, 04654 Phone: 207-2255-6930

Built in 1770, this tavern was a rendezvous point for local patriots during the American Revolution. Exhibits focus on the history of the area through the 18th and 19th centuries. The Tavern is a fine example of the design and technology of the time and is furnished much as it was it was when America was in its infancy. This National Historic Site is one of 21 homes in the United States designated as most significant to the American Revolution.
Hours: Mid-June through September, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m
St. Croix Island

This island settlement was founded in 1604. It is also known as the International Historic Site, due to its proximity to New Brunswick in Canada.