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Visit the Abbe Museum: Hours, Admission and Directions

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The Abbe Museum offers two locations!


abbe museum downtown

The Abbe Museum Downtown
Dennis Welsh photo.

Abbe Downtown - Museum and Shop

Winter Hours

November 4 through December 23, 2016
Open Thursday - Saturday10 am - 4 pm

Summer Hours

May 1 through October 29, 2016
Open Daily, 10 am - 5 pm


• Adults: $8; Children ages 11-17: $4; Children 10 and under: Free

• Includes admission to Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring

• FREE to Native Americans and Abbe members.


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Inclement weather policy: If MDI schools are closed due to weather, the Abbe Museum will be closed. If in doubt, please call ahead at (207) 288-3519.


Follow Rte. 3 from Ellsworth onto Mount Desert Island. Continue on Rte. 3 to downtown Bar Harbor. The museum is located at 26 Mount Desert Street (Route 3) across from the Bar Harbor Village Green. Free on-street and municipal parking available near the museum.

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Coming to Bar Harbor in the off season and want to know what else is open? Check out the Bar Harbor Merchants Association for listings of year-round business and events.




Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts Spring

Our trailside location at Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National Park will be closing early this season due to facility improvements. Beginning on September 6, 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) will close certain visitor facilities at Sieur de Monts, including the Abbe Museum, to complete major improvements to the septic systems that serve those areas. Parking will be available for a limited number of cars, but buses and RVs will be prohibited from entering Sieur de Monts during construction. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November. Please refer to the Abbe blog for more details. 

abbe museum sieur de montsSummer Hours (Closed in the Winter)

May 27 through September, 2016

Open Daily 10-5


• Adults: $3; Children ages 11-17: $1; Children 10 and under: Free

• FREE to Native Americans and Abbe members.

• Visit our downtown location to get your Sieur de Monts ticket price deducted from admission.

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The Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring
Dennis Welsh photo.


(from Bar Harbor)

Follow Route 3 through Bar Harbor, and head south toward Otter Creek. Turn right at the Sieur de Monts entrance to Acadia National Park, just after the Jackson Lab. Follow the signs to the Nature Center, Wild Gardens of Acadia and the Abbe. From the Park Loop Road, exit at Sieur de Monts.


Park in the Sieur de Monts parking lot and follow the path behind the Nature Center up the hill to the Museum.


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