Did you know that the museum’s Maine Experiment Station Barn is on the National Register of Historic Places? Due to this, modern luxuries such as air conditioning cannot be added. For the safety and comfort of our guests and staff, we will close when the heat index reaches ≥95. If you’re ever unsure, give us a call at (207) 581-4100.

Museum open hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10AM to 3PM.

UMaine students, faculty and staff, including those with emeritus status, are welcome to visit the Page Museum outside of normal operating hours, by appointment.

In general, face coverings are optional and welcomed across the University of Maine System, indoors and outdoors, for all persons – students, staff, faculty and visitors – regardless of vaccination status.

However, there are important exceptions when face coverings are or may still be required. Visitors are asked always to have an appropriate face covering available and to be prepared to wear it if required or requested to do so when at a University.

All groups coming to the Museum must call the Museum office at 581.4100 at least two weeks prior to their visit to confirm space and schedule availability.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Page Farm & Home Museum is to collect, document, preserve, interpret and disseminate knowledge of Maine history relating to farms and farming communities between 1865 and 1940, providing an educational and cultural experience for the public and a resource for researchers of this period.

History

Through its collections and programs, the Page Farm and Home Museum contributes to the educational mission of The University of Maine. Thousands of patrons come to the Page Farm and Home Museum each year to learn about the industry, agriculture, economy, and home-life of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Maine Experiment Station barn, a post and beam structure, is the centerpiece of the Museum. The three-story building, built in 1833, is the last original agricultural building on the University of Maine campus. The quiet and unassuming exterior belies the rich cultural heritage that it represents. The Museum campus includes The Chute Schoolhouse, an 1855 one-room schoolhouse from Holden,  The Winston E. Pullen Carriage House and the Blacksmith Shop. A ¼ acre Heritage Garden rounds out the Museum. Heirloom varieties of herbs, flowers, and vegetables that were grown from 1865 to 1940 are cultivated here.

The Museum is home to the state’s most important collection of farm technologies and artifacts of rural culture. The Museum assures that future generations will be able to gain valuable and practical insights into Maine’s rural past. The Page Museum is about farming, and until recently, Maine was about farming. Some would claim that Maine’s farming days are not yet over. Blueberries, potatoes, and aquaculture have all taken great strides in recent years. Agriculture promotes tourism both in the bucolic nature of the area and the tastes that become identified with Maine. In this part of Maine, with its often-shaky economy, the future of farming matters. However, there are many different ideas on what direction it should take. The Page Museum is more than a window to the past: In our exploration of conditions and philosophies of the past, we offer suggestions and ideas for the future.

Contact Us

To get in touch with the museum for more information, please go to our contact page.