In recent years, the Abbe has grown from a small trailside museum, privately operated within Acadia National Park, to an exciting contemporary museum in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. In 2013, the Museum became the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine.
At the Abbe’s downtown museum, visitors find dynamic and stimulating exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. The history and cultures of Maine’s Native people, the Wabanaki, are showcased through changing exhibitions, special events, teacher workshops, archaeology field schools and craft workshops for children and adults.
From spring through fall, the Abbe’s historic trailside museum at Sieur de Monts Spring continues to offer visitors a step back in time to early 20th century presentations of Native American archaeology in Maine.
The Abbe Museum in Downtown Bar Harbor
26 Mt Desert Street
PO Box 286
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Summer Hours: May 1 – October 31
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm
Winter Hours: November – May
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm
Thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank, admission to the Museum is free February 2 – April 30 and again November 1 – December 22, 2017.
Admission fees from May 1 – October 31, 2017, are as follows:
Children 11-17: $4
Children 10 and under: Free
Includes admission to the Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring
$1 discount for seniors
FREE admission to Native Americans and Abbe members
For more information: https://www.abbemuseum.org/