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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

Address: Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
Phone Number: 207 667 8460
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Ellsworth
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
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Metro Boston, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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CT
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Gainesville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
67 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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