Abbe Museum

4.4123 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 26 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA, 04609, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2072883519
  • Fax: +1-2072888979
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Social, Arts

Situated on the Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbour, Maine, the Abbe Museum is a popular tourist attraction. This museum is dedicated to educating the visitors about the history and culture of Maine's Native people, the Wabanaki. Exhibits at the museum include prehistoric and historic times by Native Americans like harpoons, hooks, combs, and a rare flute which is believed to be more than 2000 years old.

  • Abbe Museum Address: 26 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA, 04609, United States
  • Abbe Museum Contact Number: +1-2072883519
  • Abbe Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 29.22% of people who visit Bar Harbor include Abbe Museum in their plan

  • 42.15% of people start their Abbe Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Abbe Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

78.51% of people prefer walking in order to reach Abbe Museum

People normally club together The Central House and Agamont Park while planning their visit to Abbe Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Abbe Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Very friendly staff and interesting museum. We especially enjoyed the oral parts, with the different languages and music. I loved the whale part, the paintings were incredible. I also loved the children's pictures, they were cool. The music was really interesting, especially the modern song by the kids. The canoes were impressive as well. I would say this museum is ideal for older kids (8+) and adults.

  • Must see. Wonderful stories and the art from all of New England's First Nation tribes. Also, read how a governor revoked a tribes river rights so a gas line can be run through the tribal lands not 70 years ago - just 2 years ago! Wonderful museum....

  • Kind of a different approach to Native American museum, although was interesting. Especially good at telling about contemporary achievements. Disappointed in lack of artifacts from the past.... especially being associated with the Smithsonian.

  • In a space where white colonists have spoken for Native Americans, relegating them to reservations and often silencing their voices on a local, state, and national level, this museum is a breath of fresh air. The exhibits are all presented from the perspective of the Wabanaki in Maine, the People Of The Dawn. It's truly an eye-opening visit. The entrance fee is worth the history and perspective gained by visiting, and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Bar Harbor area.

  • Very nice building. Not very much in the way of exhibits. Not sure on this one, some may love it and others not so much. Some artwork by kids. Three canoes, some baskets, most very modern. Small number of artifacts. A lot of space given up to moaning about the past.

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