Acadia National Park Museums

Acadia National Park

Museums in the Park

Little Cranberry Island The Islesford Historical Museum: Located on Little Cranberry Island, museum exhibits contain a permanent display that tells the story of the people of the Cranberry Isles (five islands off the Maine Coast) and changing exhibits that may highlight each of the original settlers on the Cranberry Isles, the founder of the museum, exploits of some of the island's ship captains, or art history of the islands. The museum can be reached by mailboat or tour boats from Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Open mid-June to September. There is no admission charge. Operated by the National Park Service. Park Collections: William Otis Sawtelle Collections and Research Center

Sieur de Monts Spring Nature Center:

Exhibits explore the natural history of Acadia and depict how the park monitors and protects those resources. The center is open seasonally mid-May to late September. There is no admission charge. Operated by the National Park Service. The Robert Abbe Museum: Each season this private museum features a major exhibit on Native American culture from this region. Open mid-May to mid-October. Fee charged. The Abbe Museum has another location open year round (except Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and the month of January) in downtown Bar Harbor. The Wild Gardens of Acadia: Managed by the Bar Harbor Garden Club, this .75-acre outdoor garden reflects typical habitats found on Mount Desert Island. Each species is labeled in its most characteristic habitat. There is no fee. Open year round.

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November's Featured Park
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Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.