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Join the Abbe Community and Enjoy the Benefits of Membership

Abbe : Support : Membership

Thanks to our members, the Abbe Museum is able to fulfill our mission to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit through education, exhibitions, and innovative programs. Members support the financial well-being of the Abbe Museum, while enjoying exclusive benefits, renewable each year at various levels of support. Membership is popular among museum lovers, families, teachers, students, residents of Mount Desert Island, and frequent visitors to the Acadia Region.


If you are not already a member of the Abbe Museum, please consider joining now to enjoy special benefits throughout the year, such as free admission to the museum, a 10% discount in the shop, and reciprocal benefits at museums and historical sites around the country.  If you are traveling, we encourage you to bring your Abbe Museum membership with you and make a visit to another exceptional institution.  


Gift memberships are available at any level, or choose the level of benefits right for you:


Membership Benefit Chart


How to Join


Visit Us:

Stop by the Abbe Museum during our visiting hours and a Guest Services Associate will help you become a member at the level of your choice. Use your receipt to enjoy the benefits of membership that same day, and your complete membership materials will be mailed to you.

Join Online:

You can join online by clicking the "contribute online" icon located at the top of this page. In the notes field, please record the Level of Membership you have chosen. Or, you can click below on your desired membership level, or membership plus Smithsonian Affiliate membership.


Individual $40

+ Smithsonian Affiliate Membership $70


Household $65

+ Smithsonian Affiliate Membership $95


Memberships above the Sweetgrass level participate in the North American Reciprocal Museums program, which allows our members to enjoy free admission at participating museums across North America.

Sweetgrass $125

+ Smithsonian Affiliate Membership $155


Birch Bark $300

+Smithsonian Affiliate Membership $330

Brown Ash $500

+Smithsonian Affiliate Membership $530

Quillwork $1500

+ Smithsonian Affiliate Membership $1530

Mail Your Enrollment:

Download Membership Enrollment Form, and write a check payable to "Abbe Museum" and mail your package to: Abbe Museum, P. O. Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Fax Your Application:

First, download the PDF application.

Fax to: (207) 288-8979.

Call Us:

Call the Abbe Museum at (207) 288-3519 and ask for Eli Mellen or the Abbe Shop. Please be ready with your Visa or Mastercard.


Questions & Other Membership Info

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• If you have questions about Membership with the Abbe Museum,
please ask! Send an email to Eli, or call
(207) 288-3519


• Memberships are renewable annually and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by current law. Most Abbe Museum members also choose to further support the museum through volunteering or contributions to the Annual Fund. To learn more about these programs please follow the links to the left.


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• The list of museums participating in the North American
Reciprocal Museums program (NARM) can be found here.


• If you would like to reserve the Membership Lounge for a
meeting, please visit the Abbe Shop, or call us at (207) 288-3519.
The Membership Lounge can only be reserved for free during the regular open hours of the Abbe Museum. If you wish to rent the Membership Lounge or other spaces of the Abbe Museum for an event, please contact Eli Mellen, Database & Office Manager at
(207) 288-3519 or



Dial: (207) 288-3519


Directions: see the map

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