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Owls Head Transportation Museum

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Address: 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: +1 207-594-4418
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles,...

Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles, engines and aircraft the Owls Head Transportation Museum is open seven days a week, year-round. Exhibits include "Faster: The Quest for Speed" featuring racing vehicles from some of New England's premiere collections. Visit to see the collection or plan to attend one of our fantastic summer events where collection pieces are demonstrated for the public.

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Best Museum of this type in New England

Lots of different kinds vehicles from many different years. Big! My feet hurt by the time I had seen it all.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Arthur L
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Westminster, Massachusetts
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Westminster, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of different kinds vehicles from many different years. Big! My feet hurt by the time I had seen it all.

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Thank Arthur L
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been to Owl's Head any times for festivals and celebrations but this is the first quiet time for a visit. The collection of cars, motorcycles and planes is truly amazing. You can easily spend the whole day there!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Banish the idea of a stodgy old museum. This place is tastefully laid out with great displays and narratives. One can see old motorcycles, airplanes and cars, along with visiting the restorative areas. Well worth the money for a trip down memory lane.

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Allendale, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A must see for all gearheads! Nicely displayed assortment of vehicles and good videos about pioneers in auto design, racing, flying and motorcycling.

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Thank Doubledogone
Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a few hours viewing and photographing the collection. I just went along to make my husband happy but I enjoyed it too. They were offering free rides in a model A Ford. It was really fun and the driver was very friendly. It would have been helpful to have volunteers spread around the museum to... More 

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Loretto, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent display and chronology of autos and aircraft of the area and time. Uniquely, ALL of the vehicles and planes displayed run and can be driven or flown. A must see for car buffs.

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Gallatin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This museum was not the largest transportation museum I had ever been to, but it had some things that I had never seen before. We happened to be there on a day that they were having a Classic Car Show and they also had some of the airplanes out of the museum on the field. They are located next to... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A tour group from Oceania's Regatta brought us to this wonderful museum in coastal Maine. 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. Replicas of the earliest aircraft (pre-dating even the Wright brothers), great old cars in immaculate condition, and all the history... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Check out the museum ahead of time so you can allow enough time. It is amazing how mush effort is put in by volunteers. You can take a ride in an old airplane. We did not do the airplane ride so you would have to check into that ahead.

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Thank Nick C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Rare, vintage, mint, and unrestored. Equipment, machinery, bikes planes, motorcycles, steam electric, gas, human powered. Alittle bit of everything. Something for everyone. Loved it!!

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