Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor
(4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • While staying in southwest harbor, we went to the Wendell Gilley Museum. The collection of bird carvings is amazing. It chronicles the carving life of Wendell Gilley. As part of the museum there is an...  more »
  • Wendell Gilley was an artist who captured the beauty of the birds he saw everyday on Mount Desert Island. His work is inspiring and beautiful. The museum and carving workshop is displayed very well. O...  more »
  • Very nice if you really like birds. Carvings, demonstration area, prints and paintings. Small fee to enter and a few sculptures and panels outside as well. 
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  • We visited Southwest Harbor last week and stopped in at the Wendell Gilley Museum. Our visit there was one of the highlights of our Maine trip. Gilley's evolution from plumber/hunter to artist is a great story. His woodcarvings of Maine birds are astonishing. The artist in our family had a great time carving a duck in basswood with the resident artists. He left with a new enthusiasm for wood carving.
  • Interesting! If your a bird buff this is an unexpected lovely site to visit. The wood carving artist is always there working at his bench and many displays of wood carved birds & foul local to the region. $10 entry fee.