Focusing on early 20th century, four historic buildings include The Ladd-Gilman House, an original 1675 colonial garrison house furnished with period artifacts. Abolitionist Senator John P. Hale’s 1813 vintage home displays furniture, paintings, fire & police memorabilia, nautical instruments and model ships, a Cocheco Mill exhibit, antique powder horns, tools, toys, dolls, musical instruments, pewter and china. The Woodman House, built in 1818, features a fine Civil War exhibit that includes a saddle used by President Lincoln, over 1800 minerals, birds, butterflies, turtles, Indian artifacts, a blue shark and a cougar killed in 1853. The Keefe House built in 1825 preserves historical documents and features special exhibits on loan.
Hours: First week in April through Thanksgiving: Wed.-Sun. 10am-5pm.
Admission: Adults $8.00, Students & Seniors 65 + older, $6.00, Children 6-15 $3.00.
Visitors are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy their grounds.
182 Central Ave.