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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Unique collection of things that fly, drive and float

Our annual "must visit" place on the Maine Mid-Coast is this museum, especially in August for their annual fly and drive in. This year we saw a P-51 Mustang WWII fighter plane in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Thomaston, Maine
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Thomaston, Maine
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our annual "must visit" place on the Maine Mid-Coast is this museum, especially in August for their annual fly and drive in. This year we saw a P-51 Mustang WWII fighter plane in the sky and on the ground, close up, as well as the Museum's own Curtis Jenny bi-plane trainer. Inside the museum is an incredible array of antique... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

This museum is more then your average museum! It is a place for all ages. The history in this museum is fascinating and very informative. This is also a museum you can back to visit and find something new. This is a must museum of you are in Maine! I have told my friends about going there

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful museum with a large colection of antique automobiles. For me the highlight was the aviation collection including thecWright brothers plane. Having recently read Davd McCullough's book The Wright Brothers, it really brought it to life. A great rainy day activity. Also has nter actve exhibits for the kids and a wonderful gypsy wagon. The gift shop has a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning collection of cars, trucks, motor bikes, airplanes and machinery from distant days. Each item is in fantastic condition and what variety! I found the airplane exhibits especially fascinating particularly the earliest. Loved the one with actual feathers. Spent a great 3 hours there as they had 203 cars gathered going to auction the next day. Maybe that's why... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name itself suggests the place of the old times why it was named thus . The attraction of the light house draws most of us here . The museum is right nest yo the lighthouse and one can see the history looking at the things don display ! There is no entry fee . The museum is well kept... More 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum on the auction day and we're amazed at the crowd and the quality vehicles. Not too many exotic types, but a nice variety of pre war, muscle, and cars from 50's to 90' s. Well organized and moved along fast. Auctioneers were pros.They got some good high bids. Disappointed some nice cars didn't sell...many nice muscle... More 

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Lakes Region, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loves all things that move and are all the better if they are antique, so this place was a highly anticipated visit. We were not disappointed. The place is packed full of beautiful vehicles and planes and other interesting memorabilia. I thought I would find it boring but it wasn't. I was fascinated the entire 4 hours we... More 

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Maysville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much fun for the whole family, we go every summer, we live in Owls Head and enjoy the car shows and air shows

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Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years. The museum is small, but it always seems there is something new to see. Their ground vehicle conservator, Warren, is very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to speak with.

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little hesitant at first as we showed up to learn that admission was $25. We then discovered that it included watching an acrobatic air show that really fantastic, and went on for about 2 hours with different shows. The museum itself was also very nice showing a wide variety of transportation vehicles, including cars into the 1980s.... More 

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