Visit the museum
Opening to the public beginning Tuesday, July 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Open 10am-4pm, with a reservation. Last reservation at 3:30pm.
- ♦ Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot, or call 207 244-7555.
- ♦ Limited to 10 people in the museum at one time.
- ♦ Face coverings required. Social distancing required.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Fridays: Open some Fridays for special workshops under the Gilley Tent outdoors. Vist our Events Page for more information, send an email to email@example.com, or call 207 244-7555 to reserve your spot. Spaces limited to accommodate social distancing.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Our usual great summer carving classes - two hours long and limited to five people as always. This summer we will be carving spaced apart and outdoors, under the new Gilley Tent. Registration required. Visit the Learn & Do page here on our website for more information and to register.
Members' Carving Club
Call 207-244-7555 to inquire, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
♦ Adults: $5
♦ Children ages 5–12: $2
♦ Children under 5: Free
♦ Museum members: Free
Groups: We are happy to work with school and community groups to arrange programs or tours of the museum. For details, visit our Groups Info page first, then contact us at email@example.com or 207 244-7555 to inquire. Visits to the museum are currently subject to state rules and best practices for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
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.
4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
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. Three is limited parking in front of the museum, and a parking lot across Herrick Road from the Museum.
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. Bus service is currently curtailed due to accommodate best practices for prevention of Covid-19.