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Our Vision

A vibrant historic estate for recreation and education

Our Mission

Woodlawn nurtures curiosity and a sense of place by promoting Downeast Maine’s cultural heritage and offering diverse educational and recreational experiences.

Our Values

  • Respect for the Founding Principles of the Woodlawn property and the goals for its use, growth and sustainability, with deliberate focus on:

    • Woodlawn’s culture that enables us to pursue sustainable, relevant, and entrepreneurial efforts that serve our current and future needs,

    • The lessons of our region’s history and its relevance to today,

    • Responsible policymaking, relying on due diligence, expertise, and consensus of the Woodlawn Board of Trustees through thoughtful discussion and deliberation.

  • Respect for, and commitment to, the Hancock County community, with deliberate focus on:

    • Support and furtherance of the fellowship, respect, and sense of purpose that visitors experience at Woodlawn and the strong sense of place that the property evokes.

    • Woodlawn’s community relationships, enhanced through programming, community leadership, cooperation and collaboration.

    • The importance of our guest’s experience by encouraging an individual sense of satisfaction and enjoyment.

  • Understanding and pursuit of Woodlawn’s responsibility to nurture interest in, and educate our visitors about, Hancock County’s history, with deliberate focus on:

    • Access to world class educational and archival resources for research and enrichment.

    • Our unique and diverse recreational opportunities provided through our land holdings.

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