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 few minutes to read our Spring 2019 Newsletter! VWHH Spring 2019 Newsletter
Tickets on sale now! When: Saturday, June 22nd from 5-8 pm Where: Vaughan Homestead Garden Pavilion, 2 Litchfield Road, Hallowell Celebrate the coming of summer and Vaughan Homestead’s 225th anniversary! Become a part of history and join the community in continuing a Vaughan family tradition, dating back to 1856, when we take
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: July 9, 16, 23 and 30th August 6, 13, 20 and 27th Reservations are required. Tours take approximately 1 hour.
Take a guided history hike of Vaughan Woods and learn the fascinating story of the trails and bridges. Hikes are offered at 10 a.m. and take approximately 1.5 hours. Reservations are required. The dates are July 11, 18, and 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. No fee. Donations
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