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Farnsworth Art Museum

Closes in 12 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A recent visit was enjoyable and interesting. We found it quite difficult to find the entrance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome museum in a beautiful coastal town

We visited this place in conjunction with the Olson House in Cushing, as N.C. Wyeth became good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scarborough, Maine
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Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America's greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 15,000 works in the collection, there...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
+1 207-596-6457
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A recent visit was enjoyable and interesting. We found it quite difficult to find the entrance though, and parking. This is a small museum which is more our type as it's easy to get around. The map provided was not customer friendly, so we found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Greenfieldvisitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place in conjunction with the Olson House in Cushing, as N.C. Wyeth became good friends with the brother and sister who last owned the house. Make sure to carve out enough time in your day to visit this place because there is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hannahdkelly34
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Farnsworth during a stop in Rockland. The town itself is lovely and full of charm. We spent a couple of hours at the art museum and enjoyed every moment. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed December 30, 2018

I suggest a visit to the Wyeth center, and the exhibits in the galleries. Even a 25 minute viewing is enjoyable, calming and self- improving! The gift shop is a gem.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan L
Reviewed December 27, 2018

The museum concentrates on the Wyeths, including a special exhibit on historical pictures of N.C. Wyeth. Their other location is Brandywine PA, near us, so we were delighted with this opportunity to see more Wyeths. Also a sculptures from An Weiwei's Zodiac, & quilts. Easy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Very beautiful collection inspiring in the tremendous artistry of its painters. Enjoyed the historical explanations as well. Sorry we missed the Olson House (closed for the season).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles A
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Not a fan of Jamie Wyeth and not terribly familiar with N.C. Wyeth before arriving here, I learned a lot about both as well as seeing some terrific watercolors by Andrew Wyeth. A definite must-stop place to go in Mid-Coastal Maine. Two things that struck...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dignashe
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Fantastic museum. If you love the Wyeths, this is the place for you. In addition to an extensive Wyeth collection, the museum has an outstanding permanent collection. Check their website for special exhibitions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StevePetruska
dtroup, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words. We're looking forward to some very special exhibitions in 2019 as well! Hope to see you in the galleries again soon.

Reviewed November 19, 2018

Just a fabulous museum. We did not know it existed until looking at the cruise brochure on things to do in Rockland. Walked around town on a sunny day and what a great find. Do not miss. Period.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SPK1951
dtroup, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

We're so glad you made it to Rockland on your travels. Thanks for your kind words about the Farnsworth. Hope to see you in our galleries again soon!

Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Nice take for local art. Famous and otherwise. Intimate and enjoyable given Maine's wonderful and unique old New England sensibility.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 20, 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. There are different membership types .
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Response from Denis M | Reviewed this property |
The museum opens at 10 AM Tuesday through Sunday.
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Response from RonL40 | Reviewed this property |
Editing on TA is by author. Best to write to her and point out the typo.
Travel Forum Posts
first visit, August 2012 (5 Replies)
Ok, I have been reading and think I have narrowed it down enough to ask a few questions. I appreciate all advice and opinions. We are a family of 6 (kids are 3,6,14,15) and have never been to Maine. We are coming from Maryland and have 9 days. I know there is no way to cram all in that we want to so I'm guessing this is only our first trip to Maine. We must do it August 18-26 based around work/school schedules. Husband wants to see art museums (especially Wyeths) and eat a lobster ...More
February 03, 2012|
Response fromMainer-On-The-Go|
Would definitely add a night to the Acadia stay -- there's definitely enough to do there to keep you busy and the kids will love the area. Be sure to check in with the folks at the National Park Headquarters on your way into town for age-appropriate suggestions for things the kids will really enjoy - and for help in maximizing the time you have available. If you want to camp again on your way from Bar Harbor/Acadia to Portland, Camden Hills State Park in Camden might make a good stop for you...More
Escape to New England (3 Replies)
Our trip has been modified. After pouring over everything to see and do on the coast of Maine we decided we need more time. We added two more days to the trip. Leaving New Orleans, we fly in and out of Boston. Sept. 5th arrive Boston 12:30pm and drive to White mountains. Reservations in Jackson for three nights. It looked pretty crowded in North Conway. Any other suggestions for alternative to North Conway. I am sure we will spend some time in North Conway but not sure we can take...More
July 30, 2018|
Response fromBooKat|
You are coming after summer season but before fall foliage, so you probably are OK winging it on weekdays, but I would still pre-book weekend stays because the weather is still generally nice at this time and the popular places will still be busy. I’d suggest Portland if you are into food. It has many fabulous small restaurants, cafes, etc. the Old Port are is very quaint and walkable. Definitely prebook if you want to stay there. Camden is another interesting and quaint spot to visit...More