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Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum

3506 Route One, (Atlantic Highway), Waldoboro, ME 04572
207-832-7398
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Waldoboro
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Aunt Lydia's Tavern was built in the early 1800s. It has undergone many changes over the years. Since 1996 it is the home of the Maine Antique Toy &... more » Owner description: Aunt Lydia's Tavern was built in the early 1800s. It has undergone many changes over the years. Since 1996 it is the home of the Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum. We display a world class collection of antique toys, Disneyana, original items worn and used by the Movie Cowboy stars, 1977 Star wars, original comic strip art and animation cels. It is a museum enjoyed by adults. Be sure to bring your parents and grand parents. They will have a wonderful return to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Please arrive for the museum before 3pm. Open hours are Memorial Day to Columbus day 10-4pm. We are always closed on Tues & Wed. Columbus Day to Last weekend before Christmas, we open only Sat-Sun 12-4pm. We are closed from Christmas to Memorial day. Thank you. « less
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Louisville, Kentucky
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I walked into the shop/museum and were flooded with childhood memories. John took us through the museum and with his flashlight pointed out pieces and told their story. We stayed over 2 hours and didn't see everything. The collections are incredible and we are so grateful John has preserved this for our generation. I bought a folk-art... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

An amazing collection!! I can't imagine how much time and money John has invested in his collection. Where most museums would one piece, John will have the entire set and a story to go with it. What ever your interest is, toys, cowboys, old TV shows, cartoons, comic books, Disney, he has it all. And I mean ALL! "Be prepared... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

As a lifetime collector of comic books, comic art,and pop-culture memorabilia, I can honestly say Fawcett's is the most amazing place I've ever seen in my life. It overflows with an incredible collection of antique cartoon-related toys, collectables, and original art. Disney, Lone Ranger, Krazy Kat---You name it, he's got it, and loads of one-of-a-kind items you cannot see elsewhere.... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

On our way back south from Acadia NP we stopped in again and had a 'double take,' having only spent three hours here the last time. John Fawcett, the owner, affirmed that he hadn't changed anything in the previous few weeks, but we swore everything was new - there's that much to see. It's like Alice chasing the rabbit down... More

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If "Horribly Rude" thought John Fawcett was rude, then he must have had a reason - perhaps he was expecting another call or the shop was crowded with people with questions. John is one of the most down-to-earth and friendly persons in Maine and given time will talk with you forever. I've known him for over 25 years, and would... More

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Brooklyn, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Antique toys, ephemeria, original comic art, Disneyana and more. Fawcett;s own art takes classic Disney art to new heights using distorted yet recognizable figures and color combinations that work together in ways.that leave you thirsting for more! Normand Chartier

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Lee, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

On a recent drive up the coast of Maine my husband and I happened upon and unexpected little gem, a museum of antique toys and original artwork created by the owner himself, John Fawcett. A very friendly fellow who was a wealth of knowledge concerning the toys and other treasures on display. He excitedly showed us about the various rooms... More

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Mt. Pleasant, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have been to the museum several times and I have enjoyed myself every single time. There are items that you can only see here and the owner, John Fawcett, tell you about every single one. The Star Wars and Lone Ranger areas are my favorites. The store has some excellent things to buy. I purchased an entire collection of... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

but I was with my husband, visiting Maine on vacation, when we stopped in the first time. The owner has Lone Ranger memorabilia, Mickey Mouse goodies including John's portraits of Walt's favorite mouse, etc - just about all for sale. We went from room to room, looking at the eclectic mix of collectibles everywhere. $5 is not too much to... More

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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

While in Maine, we went to visit one of our favorite UConn art teachers, John Fawcett, who now owns a "world famous" antique toy museum in Waldoboro, Maine. It contains a dizzying array of rare cartoon memorabilia (Disney, Star Wars, Felix the Cat, The Lone Ranger, to name a few) plus original art by Fawcett. If you're ever driving past... More

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