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Woodlawn Temporarily Closed from April 1-30, 2019 for Utilities Upgrade

Ellsworth- Woodlawn, including the grounds, trails and Black House will be completely closed to the public, temporarily, from April 1-30, 2019 to allow contractors to continue progress on the utility upgrade project. Signage will be placed at the Surry Road (Rt. 172) entrances during the closure.

The installation of the new utilities is the first phase of the project to transform the Carriage Barn into an engaging, year-round space for student programs, large functions, changing exhibitions and other public programs. The upgrades also benefit The Black House with improved fire safety and security.

Woodlawn’s Executive Director, Joshua Campbell Torrance said, “When planning this exciting project we took all measures to honor our mission and keep access open to the public, however this brief closure is necessary to allow the swift and safe advancement of work. We appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation.”

Details of the Carriage Barn project, including information about the fundraising effort The Campaign for Woodlawn, are available at

About Woodlawn

Woodlawn is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast Maine. 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. 19 Black House Drive (off of the Surry Road-Rt. 172), Ellsworth, ME. For more information visit

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