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Owls Head Transportation Museum

Address: 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: +1 207-594-4418
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Owls Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles, engines and aircraft the...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Peabody, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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35 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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5 attraction reviews
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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Freeport, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went to the museum as it's someplace we both always wanted to go. We were a bit disappointed. There was a flea market going on so admission was free. We were glad we didn't have to pay $24.00 for the 2 of us! Maybe because of the flea market it didn't have as many vehicles as normal?

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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a very large, open and airy, and well laid-out museum chock-full of all sorts of things dealing with transportation, from motorcycles, airplanes to cars and engines of all kinds. A unique aspect of the exhibits here is that they are all in working condition, something which cannot be said of many other similar museums. They have active restoration... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

On our trip to Maine we has a really rainy day and decided to drive to Owls Head to see the museum. What a place! If your interest is old cars, planes, or trains there is something here for you to study. The day we were there they had both the automotive and aircraft restoration areas open so you could... More 

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Seattle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Succinct and spacious (and pristine) display of how we progressed from horse to steam to combustion to jet engines. Comprehensive array of early and later autos, race cars, motorcycles and planes. Realize first combustion engine was 20 years after the end of the Civil War and the Model T 20 years after that. Tour the auto reconstruction and airplane reconstruction... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you have ANY interest in the history of transportation and find yourself in Maine's Mid-Coast area, go to the trouble of finding this hard-to-get-to Museum. You will be astonished at the extent and caliber of their exhibits, even if they are not holding a special showing. For such a regional museum in a hard to reach spot they display... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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171 reviews 171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We did not see this museum heavily advertised and almost missed it. Looking for something to do on a rainy afternoon and find this place. Cars, planes, motorcycles, race cars, antique cars and fire trucks. I have never seen such a collection of MG's - dating back into the 30's. Quite a collection old motorcycles and airplanes as well. Also... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

very informative- they have cars- bikes-planes-trains, etc not of the normal type you would see else where. very unique in every way. All the planes do fly and even a model T ford to go for a ride in !! Well worth seeing. They have special events thru out the year--auctions, car shows, air shows,etc. Highly recommend !!

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