Come visit one of Maine's oldest historical sites!
DAILY OPEN HOUSE & SPECIAL EVENTS
Leonard's Mills is open daily year round for visitors to take a leisurely walk around the site reading interpretive signs at each point of interest, explore our self-guiding nature trails, or enjoy a quiet moment by the pond. Special events through the season give visitors a feel for life in the late 1700s. Children's Day features games and entertainment of days gone by. Woodsmen's Day presents logging practices from hand felling and limbing to 20th century Lombard log hauler displays. Blacksmith Roundup brings together smiths from the area displaying their skills. In winter, there are horse drawn sled rides when visitors can see the woods of Maine in all its splendor.
Calendar of Events 2013
Horse-drawn Sled Rides
January 6, 20, February 3, 17 - (Dates are contingent upon favorable weather conditions)
Hear the sound of bells jingle on our old-fashioned horse-drawn sled that takes you around a 1790s pioneer village, over the covered bridge and through the pine-scented forest. Remember to dress for the weather! Bring a small blanket, snuggle close, and enjoy spending time outdoors. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in the toasty blacksmith shop. A perfect outing for the whole family!
May 29, 30, 31
Children are invited to participate in period-appropriate activities to learn what life was like in the 1790's before electricity. Also enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn wagon.
Summer at Leonard’s Mills
July 13 & 14
Men and Their Machines & Blacksmiths’ Round-up
Life in the American Revolution
Sept. 7 & 8
Living History Days
Oct. 5 & 6
Step back in time to the 1790's as our colonial village comes alive. Colonial era spinning, wood working, trapping, blacksmithing, and many more traditional activities are demonstrated. Come try some bean-hole beans and take an old-fashioned horse drawn wagon ride and participate in hands-on activities.