Fodor's Expert Review Moosehead Historical Society & Museums

Greenville Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Guides in period attire lead tours of the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House, a late 19th-century Victorian mansion filled with antiques, most of them original to the home. There's a changing exhibit each year, and cooks will savor the impressive collection of utensils and appliances in the 1880s kitchen. You can even check out the attic. In the lower level of the carriage house, the Moosehead Lumbermen's Museum has exhibits about the region's logging history, anchored by a 30-foot bateau used on log drives until the 1960s. Tools abound, and there are models of steamboats that hauled logs and transported tourists and supplies on Moosehead Lake. Upstairs there's a small gift shop and a popular display about hotels on Mt. Kineo, where wealthy Americans flocked to vacation in the rusticator era. In the barn next door, the Moosehead Outdoor Heritage Museum's wide-ranging displays cover subjects like Maine Warden Service flight rescues; local wildlife (there are bobcat, moose, and... READ MORE

Guides in period attire lead tours of the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House, a late 19th-century Victorian mansion filled with antiques, most of them original to the home. There's a changing exhibit each year, and cooks will savor the impressive collection of utensils and appliances in the 1880s kitchen. You can even check out the attic. In the lower level of the carriage house, the Moosehead Lumbermen's Museum has exhibits about the region's logging history, anchored by a 30-foot bateau used on log drives until the 1960s. Tools abound, and there are models of steamboats that hauled logs and transported tourists and supplies on Moosehead Lake. Upstairs there's a small gift shop and a popular display about hotels on Mt. Kineo, where wealthy Americans flocked to vacation in the rusticator era. In the barn next door, the Moosehead Outdoor Heritage Museum's wide-ranging displays cover subjects like Maine Warden Service flight rescues; local wildlife (there are bobcat, moose, and caribou mounts); the tradition of Maine Registered Guides; and the region's vast commercial forests. You can enjoy lunch and the architecture of these meticulously maintained buildings from the art-accented sunken garden.

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Quick Facts

444 Pritham Ave.
Greenville Junction, Maine  04442, USA

207-695–2909

www.mooseheadhistory.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Main campus museums including Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House $8, Closed mid-Oct.–mid-June, except for Lumbermen\'s Museum (closed Sat.–Mon. off-season); historic home closed Sun.–Wed. mid-June–mid-Oct., other museums closed Sun. and Mon. in-season.

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