Connecting People To Place Through Nature, History & The Arts

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead of Hallowell, Maine is a non-profit nature preserve and non-traditional house museum that seeks to connect people to place through nature, history and the arts.

Trail Mileage


Stone Bridges




Annual Visits


Bridges Restoration Project

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