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Maine Granite Industry Museum

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Address: 62 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mount Desert, ME 04660
Phone Number: +1 207-244-7299
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A non-profit (your donation is tax deductible) organization dedicated to...
A non-profit (your donation is tax deductible) organization dedicated to collecting and preserving any and all historic information and artifacts pertaining to the granite industry of Maine. In the museum you will find hundreds of old tools that were used in the industry, photos of the quarries in operation and the buildings and monuments which were erected from Maine's beautiful granites. Curator and founder Steven Haynes is there to guide you through this once important history of our state.
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Went here with my 9 year-old grandsons. Thought that they would be bored, but I was so wrong. Steve got them to help with splitting a large granite rock, which they loved. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went here with my 9 year-old grandsons. Thought that they would be bored, but I was so wrong. Steve got them to help with splitting a large granite rock, which they loved. The small museum is worth spending some time in, and you will come away with a great understanding of this industry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This tiny one room museum contains a treasure trove of tools, photographs, stories, and stone samples collected over a life time by the museum's founder and curator Steve Baynes. Our interest in the area's granite industry was piqued because we were staying in a cabin in Hall's Quarry overlooking Somes Sound where there was much evidence of past quarrying practices.... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Maine Granite Industry Museum is an outstanding view into the history of this industry. Steve is extremely knowledgable and very personable. Highly recommend.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I do know the owner personally as we hostes two craft shows. He does beautiful work. Clocks inside of smoothed granite. Granite is the state of Maine's official stone. Wortha visit during your time in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We just happened upon this place and I must say No one should miss seeing this rare treat in downeast Maine. If you are in the Acadia area be sure to stop in and see this unique treasure house. The curator has put together the most comprehensive collection of artefacts and granite samples as well as reams of documentation covering... More 

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Additional Information about Maine Granite Industry Museum

Address: Address: 62 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mount Desert, ME 04660
Phone Number: +1 207-244-7299
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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