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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
207 667 8460
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Ellsworth
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This bird refuge has hawks, owls, ducks, geese and many other birds rescued and cared for at the sanctuary. The hawks and owls have spacious cages. The waterbirds swim happily on large ponds. Wild, free-ranging ducks even try to get in their enclosures. The woods are primal, the trees like nature's skyscrapers, lots of rivulets and streams on the 200... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live about 15 minutes from The Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary. Whenever I have found an injured bird, the sanctuary has willingly taken in the bird and nursed it back to health. This is a very informal but educational place to visit. All kinds of birds! Large birds. Small birds. I especially like the owls. Some birds are... More

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Tulsa
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

this bird sanctuary and homestead is a very interesting place for bird lovers. due to it being run mainly by local volunteers with limited funding, the trails and out buildings are in need of repair and rebuilding. it is worth it if you visit the homestead house and the museum. the story of the home and founders is truly fascinating... More

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The homestead was not open the day we went there, which would have been more exciting than the actual walk through the woods on different trails. We went on several trails that did not seem to be all that well maintained. Some were in low lying areas and impassible because of the light rain that morning. The only bird we... More

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Brooklin, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I have visited this sanctuary for over 30 years and it never loses it's appeal or attraction. The work done here to rehabilitate and care for wild birds is inspiring and important. The grounds are lovely and the gift shop is a delight. A must see if one is in Ellsworth, and makes for a peaceful stip before making the... More

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New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have visited the Standwood Sanctuary many times over the years. it's great and amazing that next to the HORRIBLE ELLSWORTH STRIP this piece of the natural world has been preserved. The trails are transcendentally beautiful. It's a tribute to conservation and preservation and a stunning indictment of the greed of Ellsworth town planners.

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Surry, Maine
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38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Very close to where I live and really nice place to visit.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I come here often because it's very close to my house. Many times I have brought an injured bird that I have found.Very friendly atmosphere. Many different types of birds to see. i especially like the owls.There is a small visitor's center for more info. The people in gharge are very friendly. There are several trails that I take with... More

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Bethel, ME
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Arrived in Ellsworth in mid-afternoon with a couple of hours to spare before our dinner reservation. Discovered this lovely area not far from the center of Ellsworth and thoroughly enjoyed our walk around its perimeter trail. Especially enjoyed the boardwalk that has obviously been built for its accessibility, so anyone with mobility issues can still enjoy the woods and wet... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

I grew up in Ellsworth and try to visit Birdsacre (as it's known to locals) every time I return. Right near the heart of Ellsworth, this beautiful retreat is a perfect way to escape the tourist madness. Acres of hiking trails, beautiful scenery, lots of animals....it's perfect for every age - and it's free! I went this year with my... More

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