Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor

4.7
#4 of 8 in Museums in DownEast and Acadia Maine
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  • If you love birds and love talent, then you will love this museum. Quaint museum that can be visited for an hour or for more. So many details to see. Resident carver was welcoming and full of knowledg...  more »
  • Can see in ~15' yet worth the stop, or can linger longer. Usually there's a visiting carver actively working on his/her craft. Live video feed of osprey nest, with chicks -- that alone is worth the st...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.

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