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Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum

33 Ledgelawn Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1303
+1 207-288-3807
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Bar Harbor's fascinating history

This Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic places. It all began when a committee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gaetano A
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Malton, United Kingdom
Lot's of wonderful pictures

Lot's of wonderful pictures and memorabilia. I wish they had it organized better. I had expected to... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
JLWK2015
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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33 Ledgelawn Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1303
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+1 207-288-3807
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic places. It all began when a committee for formed in 1945 and they decided to exhibit old photographs and pamphlets showing Bar harbor's past in memory of George B. Dorr who died in 1944 and...More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Lot's of wonderful pictures and memorabilia. I wish they had it organized better. I had expected to learn about the history of Bar Harbor and those that helped to create it. This site was not organized to provide that information.

Thank JLWK2015
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This museum is not to be missed in the grand scheme of the "working class" vs the "moneyed class" of the late 19th century/early 20th century and its impact on modern day finances. Our volunteer docent was polite and knowledgeable, but sadly, seemed bored when...More

2  Thank dresch01
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I’m a history buff and decided to take a look at the Bar Harbor History Museum (it was also an exceptionally hot day). The museum is located on the first floor of a house in town. It is filled with pictures of the history of...More

1  Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Off the beaten path, and with limited hours, we were thrilled to fit this into our short Bar Harbor visit. The museum is in an early 1900's building that was once a convent for the Sisters of Mercy. The downstairs is packed full of photos...More

1  Thank vtcc64
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The staff was very good, and listened patiently to the small children in our party. They pointed out certain things to us, and told us places to look out for.

Thank tazzie062
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Very informative, even allowed my small dog inside where he was given water and treats. Open M-F 1 to 4.

Thank 20Radar
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We needed some help to locate cemeteries on the island. We had a delightful visit with the volunteer staff and had all our questions answered.

1  Thank kroepoek7
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We enjoyed our visit here while we visited the town of Bar harbor. It gives you a good overview of the history of this area.

2  Thank John P
Reviewed 14 July 2013

A lovely museum with plenty of artifacts, pictures and articles about the history of Bar Harbor. The docents are knowledgeable and are ready to answer any question! I think I liked the old Bar Harbor better - now it's super commercial.

3  Thank StaceyR321
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