Vaughan Woods is a popular trail system in the heart of historic Hallowell. Designed for recreation and nature appreciation by the Vaughans in the early 1900s, classic stone bridges, picturesque waterfalls, and a wild meadow make these some of the most unique walking trails in Maine. Hundreds of visitors come to
Home to seven generations of one family, today Vaughan Homestead looks much as it did a century ago. It is pictured here in a photograph by well-known artist Wallace Nutting, c. 1910. Unique among house museums, the Homestead represents over 200 years of changing times and family life and is
Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead programs sustain the traditional pursuits of the Vaughan family in a contemporary fashion through programs that promote an appreciation for history, nature and the arts. Customized programs for area schools, house and grounds tours and public programs, such as lectures, seasonal community events, interpretive walks and arts
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead is a non-profit nature preserve and non-traditional house museum that seeks to connect people to place through nature, history and the arts.
Trailhead parking for Vaughan Woods is available in both Hallowell and Farmingdale. In Hallowell, find limited parking at the corner of Litchfield Road and Middle Street – this trailhead is listed as 2.5 Litchfield Road on Google Maps. If you see the brick pillars of Vaughan Homestead at 2 Litchfield Road,
Take a virtual tour of Vaughan Woods. Check out our new online interactive map here.
Please join Row House at Vaughan Homestead for a presentation by Hallowell’s beloved City Historian, Sam Webber.
Spanning three centuries of history and seven generations of one family, the Vaughan Homestead has been everything from “A Place of Refuge” to “A Place To Share . . .” Peruse our new online timeline exhibit created in celebration of Vaughan Homestead’s 225th anniversary this year! Click on image to
TOURS FOR 2019 ARE FULL. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE HOMESTEAD, PLEASE JOIN OUR MAILING LIST. Tour historic Vaughan Homestead this summer and see 225 years of history! House tours are offered on Tuesdays in July and August at 10:00 a.m.. The dates for 2019 are:
When William Warren Vaughan dreamed of restoring the woods adjacent to his family’s 1794 historic home after they had been ravaged by industry, he envisioned a magical and wild place to be enjoyed by future generations. Thus, between 1890 and 1930 he and his brother Benjamin worked tirelessly to purchase