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Small but Wonderful

I had a rainy afternoon in Bar Harbor and needed a break from the hiking so decided to stop in the... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
small museum but worth seeing

History and information of the area's indigenous people. The special exhibits when I was there... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
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The Abbe Museum shares the history and culture of Maine’s Native people, collectively known as the Wabanaki (Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet), and operates from two locations in Bar Harbor. At our downtown location, visitors find...more
26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Had a lovely visit at this small, but significant museum. My visit was made particularly interesting and significant by my interaction with one of the museum's front of house employees who we also met at the original museum at Sieur du Monts in Acadia. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I had a rainy afternoon in Bar Harbor and needed a break from the hiking so decided to stop in the Abbe Museum, and am so very happy I did!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

History and information of the area's indigenous people. The special exhibits when I was there included root clubs and legends. Affiliated with the Smithsonian..

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We spent an hour or more reading the history of the Wabanacki and viewing their collection root clubs and baskets. Unfortunately, Sieur de Monts had already closed for the season during our visit. There may be activities for younger children downstairs, but I would not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This special focus museum does a good job of introducing the native people of the region. I appreciated the interpretive panels and photos. Best for me were the bee hive room and the special exhibit of handmade clubs. Even though small, it’s worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Did not go in the downtown Abbe as we chose to go to the original in the wooded Sieur de monts area. It was quaint and a fellow with knowledge of the area and Abbe people was there along with a few interesting artifacts.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Small, but very well-done museum an easy walk from the port. The museum focuses on the Wabanacki Nation from the perspective of these indigenous people. The exhibits are engaging and moving.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julia922
Reviewed September 25, 2018

It seemed to us that the vast majority (80-90%?) of Native American items in this museum were constructed within the last decade or two -- and in many cases within the last couple years. Only 10-20% are actual historical artifacts. Perhaps should be characterized more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was a nice museum and very interesting. We enjoyed it . We really enjoyed the original Abbe Museum in Acadia though as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

I love learning about our Native American cultures & I know very little about the Northeast tribes. This museum is dedicated to the Wabanaki peoples: Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Micmac, and Maliseet. This is a sister museum to the main one located within Acadia Nat'l Park. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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I believe 8.00 for adults:)