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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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One of the best kept secrets in mid-coast Maine.Great display of historic airplanes and cars.Check the summer schedule for one of the museum's flying weekends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
texpilot1
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best kept secrets in mid-coast Maine.Great display of historic airplanes and cars.Check the summer schedule for one of the museum's flying weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owls head museum has so much history, but yet as you look at all the cars motorcycles and some early planes your teens are learning about history without realizing it. Great events go on throughout the spring summer months which are spectacular! And after spending the day at the museum go down the road and watch the sun set at... More 

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dallasmorning
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I stopped in there in July for the historic auto and airplane show. Luckily for me, as a veteran I got in for free. However, even that was too much for me. I was bored out of my mind as I'm not really into the older vehicles and WWI era aircraft. I was there mid-morning and the older cars being... More 

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Thank dallasmorning
Ireland
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This museum is well laid out, with detailed descriptions and a fascinating collection of cars, motorcycles, planes and engines. Well worth the visit if you are interested in seeing cars etc that you might otherwise not have a chance to see restored to their former pristine glory.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

New to TripAdvisor so had to put in a plug for my favorite museum! I have been going since they opened. Always something new and different. Best to visit during one of their many events, run from spring to early fall. My favorites are the Airshow Ralley and Labor Day Motorcycle shows. Shows are not pretentious, show what you drove!... More 

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Brooklin, Maine
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a wonderful museum featuring all types of transportation but mainly automobiles, and airplanes. As the wife of an antique automobile lover, I found it more interesting than I expected. We live a couple of hours north of the museum but make the trip several times each summer for the different shows and events that are held there.

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1 Thank Ada B
Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

An amazing collection of cars, motorcycles, small planes from the early part of the 20century. Permanent and changing exhibits. Currently race cars. Can visit restorers in the car or airplane hangers when they are there. Special weekend events in summer. Even though we are not car or plane buffs we always stop here when we can when we are in... More 

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1 Thank Nancy S
Kewaunee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I agree with another review in that this is a gem unknown to most people. We were looking for a "General Store" famous for its hamburger and stumbled onto this place. There are over 150 exhibits of cars, motorcycles, and aircraft, many of which are still in working condition. It'll take your breath away. Definitely worth visiting. Cost is very... More 

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1 Thank tdammen
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the vintage aircraft, motorcycles, and cars. Even better, we got to fly in a 1933 Waco, a biplane! That is an experience, we'll never forget. We made the arrangement to do so and with luck the winds calmed enabling us to fly from the museum location. It was thrilling!

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1 Thank Susan H
Hartford City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had a rainy day to kill on our Maine vacation. We stopped in at the OHTM without any expectations. We were amazed at the extensive collection of cars, bikes, and airplanes. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We took tons of photos and greatly enjoyed the video presentations that the museum had to offer. Very well done. I... More 

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