Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor
(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Abbe Museum and many more Bar Harbor attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bar Harbor family vacation planner.
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  • This is a fairly small museum located in the town of Bar Harbour. We were there so my husband could run the marathon, so I walked around the town and decided to visit this museum to learn more about t...  more »
  • Stopped in during a rainy day. There were a few interesting things, but overall I wasn't impressed. Neither was my daughter, who is usually interested in native American exhibits. Audio exhibits were ...  more »
  • If you are interested in the local indigenous peoples, this would be a must see. Otherwise give it a miss. 
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  • Unconventional museum focused on presenting Native Americans from a decolonized, Native American perspective.