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Visit the Abbe Museum: Hours, Admission and Directions

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The Abbe Museum offers two locations!


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The Abbe Museum Downtown
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Abbe Downtown - Museum and Shop

Summer Hours, May 1 through October 31

Open Daily 10-5


• 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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Winter Hours, November 1 through April 30

Open Thursday - Saturday, 10-4
Closed December 21, 2014 - February 4, 2015

Free admission made possible
through the support of:
Machias Savings Bank



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.



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The Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring
Dennis Welsh photo.

Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts Spring

Summer Hours (Closed in the Winter)

May 22 through October 13, 2014

Open Daily 10-5


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

• FREE to Native Americans and Abbe members.

• Includes discounted admission to Abbe Downtown.

Become an Abbe Museum Member >


(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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Dial: (207) 288-3519


Directions: see the map

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