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Lumberman's Museum

Patten, ME
+1 207-528-2650
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Very Interesting

Great location to learn more about the logging industry and it's history in Maine. Also has info... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Peter J
must see if nearby

we have been here several times usually come to our cabin from NJ for the bean hole supper they... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Martha C
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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This lumber history museum is located near Island Falls.
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Patten, ME
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great location to learn more about the logging industry and it's history in Maine. Also has info about the new Katahdin Woods and Waters Monument in Maine.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 30 August 2016

we have been here several times usually come to our cabin from NJ for the bean hole supper they have 2nd Saturday in August you really have to put this on your to do list. They have so much information and items from the history...More

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The Lumberman's Museum in Patten is the real deal. The museum was founded and is still run by Maine Lumbermen or family members of real Maine Lumbermen. The many exhibits re create logging camps as they were during different periods of Maine's history and include...More

1  Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Good History of Logging does not take more than an hour, while picking up groceries nearby. My teenage son and I enjoyed learning more about such an important part of Maine's culture and history.

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is an extremely interesting museum showing the lives of the old lumberjacks and how they moved the logs on the rivers and in the woods. Particularly interesting is the movie they show which must be just about the first documentary on logging. A former...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 27 September 2014

For years my husband and I have been wanting to visit the Patten Lumberman's Museum in Patten, ME. This is a small museum with 9 buildings total that specifically tell of the life of the lumbermen in the olden days. It starts out with a...More

1  Thank mrcuddles12
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stopped by the museum to learn more about the life of a lumberman. The tour is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors. It starts with a 25 minute video of actual lumbermen at work and it is narrated by one of the mill owners....More

3  Thank Globalgirl2
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We really were not expecting too much in this small, country town, but WOW!! This museum really gives a comprehensive view of logging in "the old days" when logs were floated down the river. They start you off with a wonderful video spliced together from...More

2  Thank Philip W
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Worth the modest admission cost! The movie in the Reception Center is a MUST...1930s footage of lumbering with narration...A well-organized homage to the lumber industry of the past and the hard-working men who risked life and limb...Allow at least an hour and a half to...More

3  Thank eriepatraveler
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Staying in Island Falls and looking for a way to kill some time. Very surprised. The best small museum I have been to. Lots of unique exhibits. A great movie at the start made by a 1930 logger filled with scenes of a bygone era....More

2  Thank TransplantedBuckeye
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