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“impressive collection of 19th century artifacts”

19th Century Willowbrook Village
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Newfield
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Impressive collection of artifacts to give you a feel for 19th century life in Maine. Would have been more interesting if there had been interactive displays or exhibits. Takes a little bit of time to get there (we were coming from Portland Maine), but the drive is scenic.

Thank kpconno
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

What an amazing afternoon!! I had added this to our "must see" list and my husband and I spent a full 4.5 hours at Willowbrook. It is amazing that Mr. King took it upon himself to make sure that our history was not forgotten. There are two homesteads to tour, a one-room schoolhouse, several barns, lots of stagecoaches and sleighs. Something for everyone. The memorabilia has been well taken care of and restored. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!! We had lunch at the Sandwich Shop and enjoyed a local Maple Whoopie Pie - YUM!

1  Thank craftydameMaine
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Willowbrook is an excellent living history museum in rual Maine. My sister and I spent a weekend in the area staying at the Jeremiah Mason House in Limerick, ME. If you are in the area do not miss the 19th Century Willowbrook Village museum. You step back in time as you visit a variety of historic buildings including 2 homesteads, schoolhouse, general store, barns, blacksmith and carpenter shops. The mission of the museum is to raise awareness and appreciation of rual life in New England during the 19th century. There is a wonderful collection of carriages, sleighs and a 1849 Concord Coach. There are also numerous displays of tools, farm equipment and machinery used during the period. Craftsman are located throughout the village demonstrating their trades. The best part for me was the beautiful 1894 carousel. Not only is the carosel beautiful but you can take a ride. We has so much fun actually riding on the carousel. Don't be shy, other adults rode on the horses or in the carriages or seats. What fun! The entire village is beautifully maintained and they also offer special events. When we visited there was a Civil War encampment taking place and all kinds of fun activities for kids like pie eating contests, etc. Admission is inexpensive for everything you get at $10.00 for adults. If you pick up a brochure with a coupon you can save a $1.00 or present your AAA card. They also offer senior discounts. You can spend an entire day if you really take your time to see all the village has to offer. I would recommend starting with the overview video in the viewing room next to the general store where you purchase your tickets. Definitely ride the carousel which costs and additional $3.00. If you get hungry there is a cute ice cream shop and casual sandwich shop in the village. If you are spending the weekend check out my review of the Jeremiah Mason House and the Clipper Merchant Tea House in Limerick, ME which is about a 10 minute drive away.

1  Thank TravelingMarf
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We stumbled upon Willowbrook by accident. The grounds are immaculate, price low, restoration of buildings and artifacts great. Explanations of tools and machines very helpful. They even have a working carousel!

Thank soberflight
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Reviewed 20 July 2012 via mobile

Much better than I expected being in a small Maine town. Exhibits are clean and well done. Easily can spend an afternoon on site. The 1894 steam powered carousel has been restored beautifully and worth a ride.

Thank Peterdbikes
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