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Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum

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Address: 3506 Route One, (Atlantic Highway), Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone Number: 207-832-7398
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Aunt Lydia's Tavern was built in the early 1800s. It has undergone many...

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.

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A Magical Happy Place

We were so impressed by the quality and quantity of antique toys and animation history. John Fawcett provided a tour to us (two adults) along with an additional pair of adults who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so impressed by the quality and quantity of antique toys and animation history. John Fawcett provided a tour to us (two adults) along with an additional pair of adults who arrived shortly after us. John knew the history of all of the items and told stories of what those items meant to him personally, as well as how... More 

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Burnham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Museum, it was well worth the $6.50 apiece entrance fee. We spent an hour and a half and had my stomach not rumble may have spent even longer. Lot to see and a lot of history about Maine's involvement with the cartoon and entertainment industry. Younger people may be astonished at how we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had passed this venue many times over the years, on our way from Camden to points south, bur, finally, when we had a10-year-old granddaughter to amuse, we took a chance and stopped here. The owner (or manager?) was very welcoming, and so we paid the modest entry fee and started into the labyrinth of nostalgia from my youth in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This place is great. My wife and I stopped in and I wish we would have more time to actually do the museum part. Half the place is set up as an antique toy store and there is everything here. The man that runs the place talked to us quite a bit, and was knowledgeable and entertaining about the toys... More 

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Storrs, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

John Fawcett is an artist who happens to love Mickey Mouse and everything Disney, the Lone Ranger, Star Wars, the Red Sox, and much, much more. His "Antique Toy and Art Museum" is packed to the rafters with toys and other memorabilia, mostly from the 1900's, along with a gallery full of his creative and intriguing art, much of it... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

An adventure into the world of vintage toys, western TV shows and Sunday comics. Personalized tour by John the owner who will take you back to the days when the Lone Ranger and Roy Rodgers ruled the airwaves. Incredible collection of Disney toys, original art and memorabilia from the 30's and 40's. The most wondrous place in Maine!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had driven by this place a few times, and was always intrigued by the sign. It is located right on Route 1, and I'm certain that I'm not the only one who was interested in making a stop, and finally did! The gentleman who owns the shop/museum is very friendly, and very knowledgeable. We were on our way home,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We first experienced Fawcett's last year on our fall foliage trip. We met John and knew we wanted to go back this October and see him and the museum. My husband loves talking with him and reminiscing toys from his childhood. John is an authority on toys, their history and has a vast collection. If you love Mickey Mouse or... More 

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Deer Isle, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were returning from a weekend getaway along Route 1 when we happened upon this wonderful place. We now feel like we have made a new discovery that we will revisit time and time again. The collection of toys in the museum is simply amazing, and John is an incredible narrator. For anyone who appreciates old toys, art, and the... More 

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Holden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were on our way to Topsham to see a covered bridge and go to a huge antique store. We spotted this on the way and decided to stop. If you like antique toys and comics, Disney movie memorabilia, you will love this place. John is quite a story teller and is very knowledgeable about the history behind his collection.... More 

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