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Abbe Museum – Bar Harbor

Published on June 23, 2017 by Maria Lamb

In recent years, the Abbe has grown from a small trailside museum, privately operated within Acadia National Park, to an exciting contemporary museum in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. In 2013, the Museum became the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine.

At the Abbe’s downtown museum, visitors find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. The history and cultures of Maine’s Native people, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for children and adults.

From spring through fall, the Abbe’s historic trailside museum at Sieur de Monts Spring continues to offer visitors a step back in time to early 20th century presentations of Native American archaeology in Maine.

The Abbe Museum in Downtown Bar Harbor

26 Mt Desert Street
PO Box 286
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Summer Hours: May 1 – October 31
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm

Winter Hours: November – May
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm

CLOSED JANUARY

Admission:

Thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank, admission to the Museum is free February 2 – April 30 and again November 1 – December 22, 2017.

Admission fees from May 1 – October 31, 2017, are as follows:

Adults: $8
Children 11-17: $4
Children 10 and under: Free
Includes admission to the Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring

$1 discount for seniors

FREE admission to Native Americans and Abbe members

For more information: https://www.abbemuseum.org/

Meet The Author
Maria received degrees in both business and psychology and had worked as both a travel professional and a real estate agent when she realized that she could combine both of her passions — travel and residential real estate and design. Managing vacation rental properties since 2003, she has spent countless hours obsessively networking with other vacation rental professionals. Her love for residential architecture and beautiful landscapes has led Maria to collect houses around the globe, including one purchased sight unseen on the Bay of Fundy in Canada. She’s also been lucky to live in some really cool locales – an 18th century carriage house on Beacon Hill in Boston, a medieval castle in Europe, several resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, and a historic Spanish-eclectic Pacific view home in southern California. Maria currently divides her time between an artsy farmhouse in Machiasport, Maine, a quintessential cape house on Cape Cod and a beach cottage in tiny Phinney Cove, Nova Scotia. Oh, and her, oh-so-chaotic, home life consists of a musician hubby, two teenagers, four cats, two dogs and a diaper-wearing house-chicken.
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