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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

Features Animals
Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
+1 207-667-8460
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Heavenly place

I go here often to walk in the quiet woods and to get out of Ellsworth traffic. Here you can visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Irene W
Ellsworth, Maine
Knowledgeable Staff

Birdsacre is about a 200 acre sanctuary a short drive from Ellsworth and is definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Steve K
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
+1 207-667-8460
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go here often to walk in the quiet woods and to get out of Ellsworth traffic. Here you can visit with some hurt birds...this is their home now. There is a picnic area and the Stanwood house and a truly wonderful museum and gift...More

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Birdsacre is about a 200 acre sanctuary a short drive from Ellsworth and is definitely worth the visit. The museum has lots of displays (birds, bird egg collection, bird nests, historical information about the life of Cordelia Starwood, etc.). Great place for childern (and adults)...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Good display of rescue and injured birds. A couple of great walking trails that are easy on the legs and great for the soul. No staff around so it is you and nature and a map. Good for a break from running around and the...More

Thank roverirish
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a way to use up an hour of time before our next destination. Had a great hike in their woods and saw some lovely raptors in their sanctuary. The gift shop was informative and had a friendly volunteer working there. Bring bug...More

Thank Diane V
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a small museum and a wildlife refuge. There are also trails through a wooded area - birds are heard, but not easily seen. The pond has frogs and other amphibians to check out. The display of bird eggs and nests is very good...More

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I frequently take my dog for walks here. There are many well marked trails that are great for a quick walk with your dog. I love to see how well the birds are taken care of here and there is always somebody working around the...More

Thank Eve Y
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very friendly, caring staff! Extremely bird knowledgeable! A mus-see place! Take children with you. They will love it!

Thank MonsieurK2013
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My son and I live coming here for hikes. Perfect short hikes or longer trail runs. We love it, and stopping in to see the owls is such a perfect finish to the day.

Thank Kat A
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Visited with our three-generation family. The children were enchanted by the birds on exhibit, especially the owls. We walked along the boardwalk trails only, enjoying the wild birds keeping just out of reach. The kids also liked finding the remains of chipmunks' dinners along the...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking for some quieter places to walk around. We read about woodland gardens and thought that would be perfect. Well, we didn't find any woodland gardens, but we were pleasantly surprised by the expansive property and rugged trails. It was...More

1  Thank Kai D
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19 August 2015|
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Response from ashley b |
No there is no fees! They do have a donation box! :)