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Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth
What a lovely location, Situated in Fort Williams Park, a quick 15-20 min drive out of Portland, the park is beautiful and the lighthouse itself is stunning to see, some amazing photo opportunities.
There are ample places for picnics with tables and grills, a fun and educational "children's garden," a little frog pond, fort ruins to explore, and trails for human and dog walking.
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum Seal Cove
The museum contains a wonderful collection of pre-World War I automobiles, what is known as the "Brass Era." Well displayed and including a number of collateral historical items.
An excellent auto museum with a great story about the history of automobiles on Mount Desert Island at the turn of the century.
Cole Land Transportation Museum Bangor
This is and incredible opportunity to see a wide variety of all modes of transportation, what is most impressive it the amount of survivor vehicles in the collection unlike most museums that are full of restored v...
There are military vehicles, snowmobiles, trucks, buses, antique vehicles, sleds, trains, antique coal trucks, antique cranes, snowplows...and even some old equipment used for rolling out snow on roads before snow...
Maine Maritime Museum Bath
We are fortunate to be members of the Maine Maritime Museum, but even though it is a jewel of a museum which chronicles boat building since 1409 on the Kennebeck River and in Maine, they have wonderful cruses whic...
... maritime industries to explore, a fantastic collection of vintage Maine-built boats--including a working Bath schooner--and a main building with an extensive collection of artifacts and historical displays.
Colby College Museum of Art Waterville
As Maine’s largest art museum, the Colby Museum of Art steps up to the plate with a beautiful facility that hosts numerous important collections, well-constructed galleries, and some great educational programs for...
... area or pass by the Colby College campus on Interstate 95 without stopping by the Bixler Art Museum , then you will have truly missed a superb opportunity to experience a highly managed and executed museum don...
Owls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head
Founded years ago by three friends including Thomas J. Watson, Jr. (of IBM fame), the Owl's Head museum is extensive, beautifully organized and very educational.
We were visiting Boothbay and took a day trip to Owls head,lighthouse and of course this museum.So glad we came,we're into antiques and love old cars.This place was packed with beautiful cars,motorcycles,planes,bi...
Farnsworth Art Museum Rockland
From the iconic LOVE sculpture by local world-famous artist Robert Indiana ringed with an original installation by Warren Seelig, to the large collection of works by Andrew Wyeth, to the children-friendly exhibits...
We also enjoyed the Andrew Wyeth exhibition of his studies - it was wonderful to see such different work of his! From the minute me walked in until walking out of the gift shop, the staff was helpful and knowledge...
Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies Deer Isle
We can’t miss a stroll through the “living” art of Nellieville!! Wonderful visit...not to mention that jelly, magical all around!
The tour of the artistic outdoor and indoor creations gets longer and longer as he adds more buildings and more inhabitants of his weird and wonderful world.
Portland Museum of Art Portland
This museum has it all: modernism, 19th century impressionists, lovely pottery & glassware, indoor & outdoor sculpture, a restored 19th century home attached to the mail museum with lovely architectural detail.
The permanent collection is particularly impressive for American artists Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Paul Strand, John Marin, Rockwell Kent, Dahlov Ipcar, and Louise Nevelson, but t...
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Seashore Trolley Museum Kennebunkport
... can get delicious food (lobster, clams, scallops, shrimp, steaks, sweatbreads, etc) at a lot of local restaurants, but when you've eaten and want to have some relaxing fun, then go to the Seashore Trolley Museum.
You can also ride a trolley car as part of the admission on the old right of way for a local Maine trolley line The museum is more fascinating than it sounds, especially if you are old enough to remember trolley c...
Maine State Museum Augusta
this is our very favorite small museum- the Native American presentation is fantastic, especially the 3 dimensional chart of their wonderful and varied natural diet.
I loved the working saw mill display and the capote as well as the family life, transportation and nature and wildlife displays.
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum Port Clyde
... a breathtaking traditional light house.The small museum on site is a gem, reference library worthy of anyone who's interest is in fishing history ,theres a small gift shop in the keepers house .Bring your camera!
The museum occupies the old light keeper's house and provides a lot of fascinating artifacts and stories of life on the coast of Maine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Abacus Ogunquit
This is a great shop - unusual and interesting art, beautiful jewelry, and great service.
The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and they let you walk around and enjoy without being intrusive.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit
They offer knowledgeable and helpful docents, a lovely gift shop, comfortable benches to sit and enjoy the art and views of the ocean, interesting descriptions and an fascinating outdoor sculpture garden.
The museum features a superb assortment of works by Maine-related artists and also has a diversity of American artists, including Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, Charles Burchfield, Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder,...
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Brunswick
... Homer draws on their splendid archive of materials -- drawings, letters, etc. -- relating to this iconic American artist, and includes rarely seen drawings, watercolors and paintings from numerous US museums.
I am fortunate enough to see a museum that has everything from European masters to Assyrian and Babylonian relief sculpture, plus rotating exhibits of many famous artists -- especially those with a Maine connection.
Victoria Mansion Portland
After touring some of the grandest mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island, my wife and I were encouraged to visit another outstanding example of American architecture in Portland, Maine.
Although we did a self-guided tour, there were very knowledgeable docents who shared the history and details of the home and its furnishings as we walked through.
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Owls Head Lighthouse Owls Head
Check out the fabulous photographs of the lighthouse in every season by Coast Guardsman & ALF member Bob Trapani, Jr. that are available for sale & make great souvenirs of your visit.
The keeper's house is the headquarters of the American Lighthouse Foundation working to preserve nearly 20 New England lights, open daily in season except Tuesdays with interpretive center and gift shop.
Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum Oquossoc
... camp on Aziscohos lake was a treat in itself!This museum highlights all the back story of the region and the displays are done extremely well.If you love this area then you need to check out their collection!
During the past six weeks, on a fly-fishing and writing tour from Maine to Wisconsin and back, I visited six of the premier fly-fishing museums in the northeast.
Boothbay Railway Village Boothbay
The vintage transport museum was incredible, with over 50 amazing vehicles and the man overseeing it was extremely helpful - in fact all the staff were brilliant.
Spent 1-1/2 to 2 hours enjoying trains (focus on history of narrow gauge trains in Maine), historic buildings that have been relocated, a giant operating model railroad, and antique cars and fire engines.
Maine Lighthouse Museum Rockland
As someone who is a docent at a lighthouse in So Maine I was totally impressed with this facility.Even for someone who only has casual interest in Lighthouse this is great stop.I think they have done an exemplary...
The science behind the Fresnel lenses, and the diligence of the lighthouse keepers and US Lighthouse Service/US rescue service/eventual US Coast Guard is absolutely amazing.
Sail Power and Steam Museum Rockland
Captain Jim Sharp, previous owner of the Schooner Adventure in Gloucester, has developed a "one-of-a-kind" museum that highlights Maine's history of marine transportation, including sailing artifacts, photos and v...
Everything is lovingly organized and when you walk around you take a self guided tour using an i-pad and Captain Jim's narration.
Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine Portland
Definitely worth the visit and check into whether there is a reciprocal arrangement with your home town's children's museum - a membership might be a good idea before the trip.
The museum had just the right amount of interactive exhibits and playspace for our 5 and 3 y/o kids to spend 2 hours playing and learning.
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Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum Greenville
The guide from the Moosehead museum was aboard to share the great history of the lake and food/drinks and ability to move around on the ship or stay put- made this a fun and beautiful adventure!
Fabulous way to tour this lovely lake, crew was professional & informative Cruise was a full 3 hrs, keep that in mind if inclement weather
Maine Jewish Museum Portland
... history of Jewish summer camps in Maine, including some of their celebrity alumni, a review of the synagogues throughout the State, and a beautiful overview of personal Holocaust survival stories of Maine Jews.
Maine Jewish Museum houses everything from biographies of holocaust survivors who settled in Maine to contemporary artwork of several Jewish Maine artists.
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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum Portland
This ride takes you right along the waterfront with a narrated tour about what you're seeing and about the history of narrow gauge railroads in Maine, It's both convenient and off the beaten track, facilitated by...
We loved the views and the friendly service also the museum was great!! Would definitely recommend seeing it!!
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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum Brunswick
Amazing artifacts on display, our docent gave wonderful insight into Chamberlain's personal, military, and professional life.
The $12 tour takes about an hour, and my tour guide was full of detailed and fascinating information about this multifaceted man -- troubled husband, college professor & president, heroic leader, wounded veteran a...
Abbe Museum Bar Harbor
Excellent museum with an interesting variety of artifacts, films, artwork and stories that center the perspective of the Wabanaki nations.
The museum captures the history and culture of the indigenous people, the Wabanaki.....actually a confederation of several tribes including the Penobscot and Micmac.
the rock & art shop Bangor
Whether it is the wonderful journals, gorgeous artwork, stunning cards, countless rocks/gems, beautiful jewlery, fun clothes, and interesting activities - there is something for everyone.
The BEST for everything from fossils, jewelry, unique gifts, plants ranging from air plants to succulent displays.
Whopaints Gallery Winter Harbor
If you want to take a break from hiking or boating the area, go into Whopaints gallery, chat with the artist, enjoy her beautiful paintings and cards.
I just started doing some drawing and working with watercolor this year and Wendilee was very encouraging as she sincerely wished me joy on my art journey.
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History Bar Harbor
Located at 105 Eden Street on the campus of the College of the Atlantic, in the original headquarters of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, the Dorr Museum is a treasure trove of Maine's natural world wi...
Hands-on exhibits (can touch all the pelts, sea creatures, etc.) were fun for adults as well as kids.