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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
Phone Number: 207 667 8460
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we were on vacation,great grandma,grandma,and twin boys 11 yrs old.We happened upon this wonderful place,after I made a list of places to visit in the area.Took a picnic as they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol A
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Freedom, New Hampshire
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Freedom, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were on vacation,great grandma,grandma,and twin boys 11 yrs old.We happened upon this wonderful place,after I made a list of places to visit in the area.Took a picnic as they have a picnic area.We wandered around the main compound and viewed and photographed many owls and raptors.The boys were not bored,especially at the duck pond,we threw the ducks our bread... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Birdacre is a non-profit nature preserve in Ellsworth, Maine. They have miles of native Maine trails, bird rehabilitation facility, and an educational nature center. My wife and I spent an enjoyable morning walking the trails, photographing the birds and plants, and visiting with the delightful staff. A great way to get away from the hussle-and-bussle of Bar Harbor. No entry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We go to Birds Acre every year. We love seeing the birds that we wouldn't normally see. The museum was closed and so was the store, but it's run by volunteers so that's understandable. The boys loved it and so did we. Can't wait to go next year

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Thank Jonandjillnh
Ellsworth, Maine
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Great spot tucked away on the outskirts of town. Many trails to enjoy, our young boys love running thru the woods. Nice info center/gift shop. The park is free. Worth a donation for certain.

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Metro Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visit Birdsacre during every trip to Ellsworth. It's a nice little wooded walk in the midst of a busy shopping area, and a photo of the Queens Throne is worth the trip. We also enjoy visiting with the owls and other sanctuary birds.

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Thank zebstriped
CT
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169 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We visited during winter hours so the cages were covered over and the gift shop was closed. It was also raining the day we visited. We hiked the red trail and it was very tranquil. It was a little strange that we could hear the cars and trucks even though we felt removed from the world. Everything changed when we... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

a little bit of nature in a bustling little city...Nature trails a duck pond and a sanctuary for native owls and hawks. The main house is damaged by a recent fire, and everything is a little run down, but with some help it could be a truly nice little attraction. My granddaughter loves to feed the ducks and geese and... More 

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Forest, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am a nature photographer hobbyist, and loved all the birds they've rescued. Also love to hike, so the wooded trails were fantastic. Visit the gift shop museum - great things preserved in there, and nice gifty items that are unique.

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Montgomery, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The address is 289 high street in Ellsworth not 879 bucksport rd as the directions say. With at said, it was a great place to see the birds and the owner was very nice. Great place to bring kids as well. It's free and you can donate.

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Hampden, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary is conveniently located on the main route to Acadia National Park. The Children really enjoyed the birds, and especially the egg collection. It had rained the day before, so the red trial we were on was little too wet. (thus do not go after the rain to walk the trails) We will most likely... More 

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