We're looking forward to welcoming you to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. We do want you to be aware, though, that we have an exciting project happening on the island that may lead to some delays in getting to us.

The main road, Route 3, which you'll use to get to Bar Harbor, is undergoing a facelift. We're getting better sidewalks, a multi-use path, paved shoulders on our roads, and several new bus turnouts. Much thought has gone into this project and we promise that detours have been designed to keep traffic flowing. But if you find yourself caught up in a little bit of traffic, please know that it will be worth it!

There is a website specific to the construction project and you can even sign up for updates. Also, follow #BarHarborRt3 on any social media platform for updates.



The Abbe Museum in Downtown Bar Harbor

26 Mt Desert Street
PO Box 286
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Summer Hours:
 May 1 - October 31
 Open daily 10 am - 5 pm

Winter Hours:
November 2 - April 28
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm



Thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank, admission to the Museum is free February 1 - April 30 and again November 1 - December 21, 2018. 

Admission fees from May 1 - October 31, are as follows:

  • Adults:  $8
  • Seniors: $7
  • Children 11-17:  $4
  • Children 10 and under: Free

Includes admission to the Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring

FREE admission to Native Americans and Abbe members

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The Abbe Museum was founded in 1926 and first opened to the public in 1928. The museum is named for its founder, Dr. Robert Abbe (1851-1928), an eminent New York physician known for his pioneering use of radiation therapy. A beloved summer resident of Bar Harbor, during the 1920s Dr. Abbe assembled a collection of early Native American artifacts found in the Frenchman Bay area.


Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National Park

49 Sweetwater Circle
Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Summer Hours:
Open daily 10 am - 5 pm
May 25th - October



  • 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.


Group Visits and Tours


Group Admission

Groups of 10 or more people receive a reduced fee of $6 per person with advanced reservations. This can include a brief introduction to the museum (please request when making reservation). For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact Angela Raup, Manager of Guest Experience, at (207) 288-3519 or angela@abbemuseum.org.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more for a fee of $9 per person. Advanced reservations are required for guided tours. Guided tours last about one hour in our downtown location, with time after to revisit the galleries and gift shop. For more information about guided tours, or to make a reservation, please contact Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at (207) 288-3519 or starr@abbemuseum.org.

Cancellation policy: For guided tours, cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before the scheduled visit time. Cancellations within 48 hours and no-shows will be billed a cancellation fee of $50.


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