Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Learn about Maine's Native American history at Abbe Museum, featuring more than 50,000 artifacts. Dating from the Paleoindian period to present times, these objects include everything from stone-based materials like knives, axes, and fishing weights to bone objects like combs, needles, and harpoons. Check out ancient pottery and jewelry, and don't miss the original canoe or the 3,000-year-old flute made from a swan bone. Consider choosing a souvenir from the Native American arts and crafts and educational books at the gift shop before leaving. Plan my trip to Bar Harbor with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • I really wanted to like this museum better as I appreciate native american history but this just was not that interesting or well put together. Like someone said most interesting thing were the...  more »
  • Abbe Museum shows the history and culture of Maines' Native people, collectively known as Wakanaki. There are displays on local handicrafts and worth to have a look inside.  more »
  • Very friendly staff and interesting museum. We especially enjoyed the oral parts, with the different languages and music. I loved the whale part, the paintings were incredible. I also loved the children's pictures, they were cool. The music was really interesting, especially the modern song by the kids. The canoes were impressive as well. I would say this museum is ideal for older kids (8+) and adults.
  • Must see. Wonderful stories and the art from all of New England's First Nation tribes. Also, read how a governor revoked a tribes river rights so a gas line can be run through the tribal lands not 70 years ago - just 2 years ago! Wonderful museum....
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