Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor

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#1 of 8 in Museums in DownEast and Acadia Maine
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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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  • The Abbe Museum provided a look at the Wabanaki tribes through their own eyes. It was curated by the various groups who have inhabited coastal Maine for thousands of generations. The museum is part of...  more »
  • We learned a lot about the Wabenaki people. A very interesting little museum with a ton of information.  more »
  • We had some weather challenges during our visit to Bar Harbor but this museum provided a very interesting way to spend a rainy day. It is designed and organized with input from the Wabanaki confederat...  more »
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  • Educational celebration of the First Nation. Beautifully done Smithsonian museum with knowledgeable staff and gift shop.
  • Museum about the art and cultural heritage, past, present and future of Wabanaki people. Downtown location mostly centers on their art, weaving, and who they are today. Sieur de Mont Spring location is all about the archaeology, arrowheads, and pre-contact past. Visiting Downtown first gets you into SDM location free, Visiting SDM location first gets you a discount on Downtown tickets- but its not free. Go to Downtown first. Not really great for small children, but older kids and those interested in Native American history and the regional/state history of Maine should go.
  • Interesting small museum.
  • Amazing! A Must visit if in the Acadia np area