The Great Harbor Maritime Museum, in downtown Northeast Harbor, features changing exhibits. Past exhibits have included steamship transportation on Mt. Desert Island and model boat exhibitions.
A heritage discovery trail that invites you to discover Bar Harbor’s unique story at their your pace, over the course of an afternoon or several return visits.
Visitors to the museum are able to step on board the stern of a lobster boat and handle the tools used daily by fishermen; see boat models, paintings, buoys, and hooked rugs created by the fishermen and their families.
Constructed in 1981, the building overlooks an ancient mill pond and tranquil Somes Harbor with Sargent and Norumbega Mountains in the distance.
A visit to the Sound Schoolhouse offers people of all ages an opportunity to step back in time and think about how education in a one-room school would differ from today’s schooling.
The Bar Harbor Historical Society invites you to travel back in time to “old” Bar Harbor.
The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History investigates, interprets, and displays the natural world of Maine.
The museum celebrates the life and work of Wendell Gilley, a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving.
The Seal Cove Auto Museum’s collection features some of the earliest automobiles and motorcycles, as well as clothing and accessories, from 1895 through the early 1920s.
One mission, two locations – Inspiring new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit.