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Islesford Historical Museum

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Address: Islesford, Islesford, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-244-9224
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Day exploring the Cranberry Islands

We took the ferry to the Cranberry Islands and we enjoyed this museum the most. The ranger working was very knowledgeable about the area and it was a treat to meet someone local.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We took the ferry to the Cranberry Islands and we enjoyed this museum the most. The ranger working was very knowledgeable about the area and it was a treat to meet someone local.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Charming modest historical museum on a sparsely populated island -- worth the ferry or water taxi trip to Little Cranberry Island from Mount Desert Island.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in today, partly to wait for our ferry on a chilly and drizzly afternoon. We could have stayed much longer. Our three boys-8,9 and 11- all had a great time as did both of us. We learned a lot from the presentation on lobstering. We had ridden our bikes around the island before we went. It's kind of... More 

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Huguenot, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and informative! Park Ranger was helpful and full of local information. Love local museums and this one included many of the local fisher/lobsterman on their displays/videos. Books and maps available for purchase. A must visit on Islesford (Little Cranberry) Island.

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Thank cecarlsen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stopped at Islesford aka Little Cranberry Island on the Sea Princess cruise. I thought this museum was well done with old pictures and some artifacts from life on the island. It didn't take a long time to go through it but I enjoyed it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This museum has been refurbished and its collection expanded since our first visit some years ago, The lobstering exhibit and longer film on the 2nd floor is worthy of an hour or more itself. But it you take the Sea Princess you may only have about that much time to spend on tge usland. If you want to do everything... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We enjoyed the Boats and Buoys exhibit. The exhibit describes the lobstering industry on Little Cranberry Island and the families who have lived here for generations. Well worth the trip over on the mail boat.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

The fact that places like Little Cranberry Island still exist is amazing to me - I'm a city dweller, and this tiny community where everyone knows and relies on one another feels like something I have read about in books. The museum gives you a good introductory feel for that. When I visited this summer, there was an exhibit on... More 

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Winona, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Our family visited the Islesford Museum during a short day trip to the island. The exhibits looked new and were very interesting, but were housed in a historic building. My boys (10, 7 and 3) got sucked into the video about the Islesford Lobster Industry. It was really informative. Later we sat on the docks and watched the lobster boats... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

To become more than a casual tourist, a visit here is really valuable. The Ashley Bryan art & living history exhibit is a jewel not to be missed!

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