The Wilton Farm and Home Museum
10 Canal Street, Wilton Maine 04294



    WELCOME!

    Explore and enjoy our large collection of Wilton memorabilia. Housed in the former GH Bass Boarding House,  you will discover unusual
    items used in daily domestic life, tools used in crafts and trades such as farming, shoe making and blacksmithing.

    Take time to study and appreciate the fine artwork of Joe Knowles,  reminisce about school days past while viewing our large collection of
    Wilton Academy memorabilia.

    Learn the story of Sylvia Hardy, Maine's Giantess, appreciate our impressive collection of Maine bottles. Remember summers of long ago
    while browsing through our Camp Kineowatha collection. Watch our blacksmiths create the "necessities of the day" at our open forge.

    Our guided tours help to bring the collections to life. We are handicapped accessible and offer ample parking. Situated downtown, we are a
    2 minute walk to beautiful Wilson Lake, banking, restaurants, Wilton Public Library as well as a variety of small shops. Lodging is available
    nearby.

                                      
History of the GH Bass Boarding House

    The house was built by Rawson Fuller in the 1860s, beside Wilson Stream. In 1904 GH Bass, renowned shoe manufacturer, built his 3rd
    and largest  shoe factory on Wilson Stream. Soon after, he purchased the Fuller home to be used as a boarding house for his out of town
    employees. The boarding  house ceased functioning in 1945, at which point it was used as a facility  for hand sewers and storage.

        Bass deeded the property to the Wilton Historical Society on June 10, 1987 for the purpose of housing the Wilton Farm and Home Museum.
Soon after, it was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
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