Area Museums Wilton/Jay/Livermore Maine
Wilton Farm and Home Museum - Wilton, ME
10 Canal Street Wilton, ME
Wilton Home and Farm Museum Displays a large collection of Wilton memorabilia. Discover unusual items used in daily domestic life, tools used in crafts and trades such as farming, shoe making and blacksmithing. It houses one of Maine's finest collections of farm tools. A nearly complete collection of Maine bottles - Memorabilia of Sylvia Hardy, Maine giantess - Famed artist, Joe Knowles - G.H. Bass, originator of the famous Bass Shoes and Bass Weejun and much more! All housed in a solid Maine structure built in the 1860's during the Civil War.
Seasonal: July 1st through August 31st
Day and Hours: Saturdays 1-4 PM
Tours - Contact: Pam Brown 207-645-2091
Paper Heritage Museum - Livermore, ME
In 2002, a group of people dedicated to preserving the history of the paper industry in Maine came together to establish Maine’s Paper & Heritage Museum, with the common goal of capturing the cultural heritage of the paper-making towns and mills along the Androscoggin River.
22 Church Street Livermore Falls, Maine
Open 10am to 1pm: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 14 & 28
We open for the season Memorial day Weekend. (Friday night only.)
Closed on Labor Day. We are not open on Holiday weekends.
Tours and info:
Contact: Sherry Judd 207-592-1807 or Norman at 897-3031
Website: Paper Heritage Museum
Washburn- Norlands Living History Center - Livermore
290 Norlands Road Livermore, ME
Norlands Living History Museum is a multifaceted museum offering in-depth experiences in 18th and 19th century rural life. The Norlands will be open on Saturdays this summer! Stop by for a living history tour - 11 am to 4 pm - on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from June 29th to August 31st.
Here, the visitor is an active participant in daily and seasonal farming and housework, and becomes involved in the social, political and educational activities of the times. Norlands offers a number of programs for tour groups including families and individuals. Guided tours may include a visit to the Washburn family home, the one room school house to experience how "scholars" of 1853 learned their lessons and a visit to the library where you meet the members of the Washburn family.
Guided tours by appointment
Sandy River and Rangley Lakes Railroad - Phillips, ME
The year 1879 and the Sandy River Railroad brought new life to Franklin County, Maine. The Sandy River Railroad was born from the need local people felt for a railroad to connect northern Franklin County with the Maine Central Railroad, which terminated in Farmington. The Sandy River Railroad was the first narrow gauge common carrier railroad built in the State of Maine.
The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad operates most weekends from Memorial Day through mid October.
Train times are 11 AM, 12 Noon, 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. On some dates a 4PM train is also scheduled. Additionally, on Friday and Saturday of Old Home Days there is a Night Train at 8 & 9:00 PM.
ALL trains run subject to the availability of equipment and manpower.
The ride and walking tour take approximately 50 minutes.