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Owls Head Transportation Museum

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Address: 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: +1 207-594-4418
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles...
Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles, engines and aircraft the Owls Head Transportation Museum is open seven days a week, year-round. Exhibits include "Faster: The Quest for Speed" featuring racing vehicles from some of New England's premiere collections. Visit to see the collection or plan to attend one of our fantastic summer events where collection pieces are demonstrated for the public.
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The history of the automobile

Starting with the wheel and the axle. The steam engine. The development of gasoline and the internal combustion engine. And dozens of exquisitely restored classics. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Maureen4664
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Rockland, Maine
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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Starting with the wheel and the axle. The steam engine. The development of gasoline and the internal combustion engine. And dozens of exquisitely restored classics. If you love cars, don't miss it.

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Weymouth, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This museum offers a surprising collection of motorcycles, cars and airplanes, with great historical information about each item in the collection. Virtually each item in the exhibit is actually able to run, and the visit was informative and visually entertaining- great for families with children as well.

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Hopewell, New York
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63 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Owls Head Transportation museum contains and excellent collections of motorcycles, cars, planes,and bicycles from a bygone era. The displays are lovely with nicely restored vehicles that make you wish you could get behind the wheel with the top down and drive!! This was a real surprise and a side trip I am very glad we took.

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Pine Plains, New York, USA
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187 reviews 187 reviews
43 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were in Rockland for the Parade of Pies. In our package was a pair of tickets for the Owls Head Transportation Museum. We were really impressed with the collection of cars, motorcycles, and airplanes. They have some really unusual pieces, cars from several countries and various eras. They have a great replica of the Wright Brother's plane. It is... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a fantastic collection of restored cars and airplanes. It is easy to spend hours walking around looking at the collection. Many of the fully restored cars and fire trucks are owned by William Ruger a wealthy business man from Southport, Connecticut. The planes in the collection fly! There are airshows that feature World War I aircraft and bi-plane rides.... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I have antique autos, so when we were in the area, we decided to visit the museum. We hadn't been there in over 10 yrs. and it has improved dramatically. The exhibits are well done and the staff was very informative in providing info. and answering questions. We can't wait to visit them again this summer for... More 

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Windsor, Maine
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This little museum is an exceptional find. Every vehicle in it is operational - meaning it does work! That alone is hard to find in a museum. In addition, they have workshops which you can visit and watch the engines etc. being worked on. It is certainly worth a visit.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Historic cars, historic planes and some really neat exhibits. Check out the steam engine in the first room; massive! Everything from the Wright Brothers and other air pioneers, concours quality Jags, MGs and others and the F1 Ferrari driven by Michael Schumacher. I particularly like the layout of the exhibits. You can pretty much walk a circuit of each room... More 

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chelsea,me
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

came with wife for a craft show but spent hours looking at all the cars and plains a great way to spend a few hours a must see if your in the area

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Litchfield, Maine
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a beautiful, large, well designed museum containing loads of antique and collectible cars, airplanes, motorcycles, fire engines, bicycles and other modes of transportation. All the vehicles and cycles in the museum are in working condition as are the planes. Be sure to check the website for events such as airshows or special car shows such as the one... More 

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