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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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World Class - Do not miss

Who would have thought that in the wilds of mid-coast Maine there would be a world class collection of vintage cars and aircraft. It turns out that two of the founders were TJ... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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South Salem, NY
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South Salem, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought that in the wilds of mid-coast Maine there would be a world class collection of vintage cars and aircraft. It turns out that two of the founders were TJ Watson, Jr., former chairman of IBM, and a Rockefeller (Jim). The site was a former small airfield where WWII pilots were trained. So they have plenty of... More 

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I am reviewing a visit we made without an event, but I will say that the events here are wonderful whether they are oriented around planes or cars... Worth checking into their schedule! About the museum itself, it is a fair size for an afternoon visit. Wonderful collection of planes, motorcycles and cars, sure to spark the interest of old... More 

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coral gables
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

After noticing that two of the exhibits had factually incorrect information (and providing the necessary documents to indisputably support the assertions), I privately approached the staff in order that they could correct the mistakes. They took the matters under advisement but, alas, over a year later and the museum continues to mis-inform. This is apparently the collection of a wealthy... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Local donors have made a collection that is national class. Starting with a 1903 Wright Flyer, many early planes, cars,motorcycles they display these trophies beautifully with good information. They bring them out to drive and fly in good weather! Unusual engines including a big industrial behemoth. We have visited collections in many places and this is special because so many... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tucked away along the beautiful Maine mid coast, Owls Head Transportation Museum was a very pleasant surprise. Located adjacent to the Owls Head airport, it provides a great venue for a number of shows. We happened to be visiting on a day when they were hosting a classic car show. In addition to their impressive collection of all fully operational... More 

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not sure where we heard of this museum, but checked it out on line while planning our trip to Maine. It seemed interesting so we made slight changes in our route to stop there. We were astounded on how well the restorations were done on these cars, bikes, planes & more. Entry fee very reasonable (eye of the beholder). Volunteers... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The transportation Museum was delightful....so much fun for everyone. The displays are excellent. I haven't seen that many Pierce Arrows in one place and many other fine cars. The Model T Ford snowmobile is a true example of human ingenuity. Indian motorcycles and early bikes. I felt like I was with the American Pickers. All in all a great time... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We recently visited the museum and it is one of the best I have seen. Lots of great displays, from steam engines to automobiles, motorcycles and aircraft. Plan on spending a few hours going through it. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the items on display.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is our third visit to this wonderful display of old vehicles that can all operate and are beautifully maintained. This time we went on May 30, 2015 which included an outdoor show including the Lincoln Car Club and a bunch of real Excalibur cars. In addition to the regular displays, there were cars and planes driving around and being... More 

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Northwood, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum was a nice experience for us. It encompasses all modes of transportation from the wheel to the airplane. Some of the bicycles, cars, etc. were some I've never seen anywhere else. I particularly liked the Conestoga wagon and the Gypsy wagon (so beautiful). Have you ever seen an airplanes wings made from feathers? They have one! Outstanding.

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Additional Information about Owls Head Transportation Museum

Address: Address: 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: +1 207-594-4418
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Owls Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 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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