Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island Travel Guide

Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island Sights

Abbe Museum

  • 26 Mount Desert St. Map It
  • Bar Harbor

Published 07/22/2016

Fodor's Review

This small museum dedicated to Maine's indigenous tribes—collectively known as the Wabanaki—is the state's only Smithsonian-affiliated facility. The year-round archaeology exhibit displays spear points, bone tools, and other artifacts found around Mount Desert Island. Rotating exhibits often feature contemporary Native American art, and there are frequent demonstrations of everything from boatbuilding to basket weaving. Call on rainy days for impromptu children's activities. A second location, inside the park at Sieur de Monts Spring, open only during the summer, features artifacts from the earliest digs around the island.

Sight Information


26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $8

Published 07/22/2016


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