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.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Campobello, NB
For many years, Franklin D. Roosevelt summered on Campobello Island. As an adult, he shared with his family the same active pursuits he enjoyed on the island as child. Although he visited less frequently after contracting polio, Campobello remained important to FDR. Today Roosevelt Campobello International Park serves as a memorial to FDR and a symbol of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada.
The Ross Memorial Museum is housed in a red brick Georgian mansion built in 1824, one of St. Andrews' many historic and architecturally significant buildings. Once the residence of Loyalist Harris Hatch, the Ross Memorial Museum is now furnished with the stunning furniture and decorative arts collection of Henry Phipps Ross and Sarah Juliette Ross.
An American couple, the Rosses came to St. Andrews for a picnic early in 1902, fell in love with the area, bought an estate on the edge of town and summered here for the next forty years! Their collection was amassed during those years and features the fine work of 19th century New Brunswick cabinetmakers, American and Canadian artists, oriental carpets and objets d'art from their world travels.
St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site, St. Andrews, NB
The St. Andrews Blockhouse is situated in the picturesque seaside resort of St. Andrews, in southwestern New Brunswick. Here you will step back in time to an era of conflict along New Brunswick's border with the United States. Imagine a time when these neighbours were at war. Fearful of American invasion, townspeople built this blockhouse, to military specifications, during the War of 1812.
Grand Manan Museum
The Grand Manan Museum collects, preserves, and displays items that represent the human and natural history of the Village of Grand Manan, and the Islands of the Grand Manan Archipelago. It promotes education and appreciation of the community heritage, culture, and physical environment through public programs and exhibits.
Ganong Chocolate Museum, St. Stephen, NB
Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an interactive way to learn about candy making in St. Stephen - a tradition that has lasted over a century.
At the Museum, you will explore the history of the Ganong family and the wonder of chocolate with our hands-on exhibits, vintage chocolate boxes, and antique candy-making equipment and machines. Peek into the studio where Ganong's famous hand dippers still craft chocolates the way they have for more than one hundred years, and learn the secret to making "Ganong's best" chocolates.
Come to the Chocolate Museum to see why St. Stephen is known as "Canada's Chocolate Town", and don't forget to indulge in unlimited Ganong chocolates while you're here!
Kings Landing isn’t another stuffy museum—we offer you the chance to make a little history of your own! When you first enter the site, you’ll find interactive, engaging exhibits that might just surprise you. See artifacts rarely displayed from our collection of over 70,000 pieces and share in their stories, mystery and intrigue. Dress up in 19th century fashion and take a selfie. Play a tune on a rosewood piano from the mid-Victorian era. Pile your friends and family into our lumber camp at the R.H. Nicolson Exhibit. The exhibits are constantly changing at Kings Landing, so visit often to take full advantage.
Charlotte County Museum, St. Stephen, New Brunswick
The Charlotte County Museum is located in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, in the 1864 former home of prominent lumberman James Murchie. The collection, exhibits, and architectural details reflect the history, industrial development and social life of the area from its Loyalist beginnings. Guided tours offer an informative glimpse into early county life.
Woodlawn Museum/The Black House
Woodlawn has 180-acres to explore. Visitors can tour the historic Black House (plan 45 minutes to one hour for a tour), shop in our gift shop, come to afternoon tea, take a stroll through our gardens, view our collection of historic carriages and sleighs, participate in special events and activities, play croquet, enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or simply enjoy a walk on the grounds and trails.
Waponahki Museum, Pleasant Point
The museum has on display Maine Native tools, baskets, beaded artifacts, historic photos, and arts and crafts. Mannequins, whose features are designed from actual Passamaquoddies, are placed in settings depicting the day-to-day lifestyle of yore.
The museum seeks to portray Maine Native People in a positive light.
Photos of Native ancestors who fought in American wars- The Civil War, The Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Store - dot the walls.
The museum has undertaken the preservation of the Passamaquoddy language. A written version now exists and the vocabulary continues to grow. The Passamaquoddy Dictionary is being updated. The dictionary is also on line at the Language Portal. The Museum also sells publications and Cassette Tapes in learning the Passamaquoddy language and culture.
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB
Oppenheimer-Prager Museum at Dayspring, St. Andrews, NB
Dayspring is the largest home in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. It was built in 1928 for Lewis Egerton Smoot, an American businessman from Washington who either was or was related to a famous American Senator who was co-author of the protectionist Smoot-Hawley Act.
Dayspring itself is not only the space containing the Museum – it is in itself part of the exhibit as an architecturally-interesting building as well as the home of historic personages and the scene of many interesting events. The walls are all ¾” thick knot-free B.C. fir. The floors are ¾” thick white English oak – a sample of the flooring sent to the Smoots when the house was under construction is on display. There is a cathedral ceilinged Great Room, an octagonal dining room, two defence turrets, a large oval copper sink, cupboards within cupboards, a functioning inter-room bell system for calling staff, 1960’s period pastel-coloured bathrooms, and a working wood-burning stove to name just a few of the interesting features, and not to mention beautiful grounds and ocean views.
Sheriff Andrews House, St. Andrews, NB
The High Sheriff Elisha Andrews, son of a Loyalist Reverend, built this house in 1820 as a means to reflect his position within the community. A must see, it’s a beautiful example of neoclassical architecture that tells of domestic life in the seaport town in the early nineteenth century. Guests of all ages can enjoy interactive tours and displays.