Opened in 2001 as an in-town extension of the smaller, simpler museum at the Sieur de Monts spring in the national park, the Abbe Museum showcases a top-rate collection of Native American artifacts. It’s Maine’s only Smithsonian affiliate and one of the best museums in the state. A new core exhibit in 2016 shows off the museum’s collection of Wabanaki artifacts and contemporary art, organized around a sculpted, two-story ash tree; it incorporates interactive elements of oral history and storytelling. Temporary exhibits might focus on anything from (impressive) Wabanaki basketmaking to student art from Maine’s tribes.
Bar Harbor› Attraction
26 Mount Desert St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours May–Oct daily 10am–5pm; rest of year Thurs–Sat 10am–5pm. Phone 207/288-3519 Prices $8 adults, $4 children 6–15, children under 6 free. Web site Abbe Museum
Map26 Mount Desert St. Bar Harbor
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