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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
207 667 8460
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Ellsworth
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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Forest, VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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