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Hours

January 1 - May 14

Closed to the public; visit by appointment.

Contact us at 207 244-7555. 

Member's Carving Club most Fridays 1-4pm

May 15 - June 30

Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm.

Last admission is 3:30pm.

July–August

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm
Last admission is 4:30pm.

September–October

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm
Last admission is 3:30pm

November - mid-December

Open Fridays and Saturdays 10am - 4pm

Admission

Adults: $5
Children ages 5–12: $2
Children under 5: Free
Museum members: Free

Groups: We are happy to accommodate school and community groups who wish to arrange programs or tours of the museum. For details about group visits, visit our Groups Info page first, then contact us at 207 244-7555 or info@wendellgilleymuseum.org to discuss. 

Wheelchair accessibility: The museum’s side entrance provides easy access for wheelchair users. All public facilities, including restrooms, are on the ground floor and are barrier-free.

Directions

4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor
Maine 04679

From Ellsworth:

Follow Bar Harbor Road/Route 3 toward Mount Desert Island. Bear right at the head of the island and follow Route 102/198 south. Proceed through the stoplight in Somesville and continue on Route 102 until arriving in Southwest Harbor, where Route 102 becomes Main Street. Turn left onto Herrick Road, and you will see the Wendell Gilley Museum located immediately on the right.

From Bar Harbor:

Travel west on Mount Desert Street to the intesection with Route 233/Eagle Lake Road. Bear left at the intersection and continue west on Route 233/Eagle Lake Road until coming to a stop sign. Turn right onto Route 198/Sound Drive, then turn left at the stoplight in Somesville onto Route 102 south. Continue on Route 102 into Southwest Harbor, where Route 102 becomes Main Street. Turn left onto Herrick Road, and you will see the Wendell Gilley Museum located immediately on the right.

By bus:

From June to Columbus Day, take Island Explorer Bus route 7, which stops right in front of the museum on request. It’s free! For details about the Island Explorer Bus: exploreacadia.com

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