Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor

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#4 of 8 in Museums in DownEast and Acadia Maine
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  • October 1, 2017
    The display of Gilley's bird carvings is exceptional. My grandchildren love checking them out so we got a family membership. The older one took a quick carving lesson and made quite a good chickadee. ...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    This museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous decorative bird carver Wendell Gilley. Its exhibits of art, people and nature focus, of course, on bird carvings. "Meh", you might think, bu...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    We are not birders nor wood carvers, but this place is a joy to visit. The detail put into the carvings is amazing and made more so after taking an introductory carving lesson! The entire staff was pl...  more »
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  • September 6, 2016
    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.
  • July 5, 2016
    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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