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Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society

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Address: 416 Sunset Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3869

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Perfect spot for a bit of island history

Very friendly volunteers to help you through the exhibits. Husband loved the maritime display and artifacts and I enjoyed the kitchen exhibit. Really a great spot to go back to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very friendly volunteers to help you through the exhibits. Husband loved the maritime display and artifacts and I enjoyed the kitchen exhibit. Really a great spot to go back to the past on this special island.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I've been going to Maine for 50 years, but never had been to Stonington or Deer Isle before.....what a treat! It's loaded with fascinating history and the Historical Society is THE place to go to learn all about the rich cultural heritage of this place. Great for anyone of any age to see what Maine was like a century ago... More 

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Cornwall, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

There are four buildings housing a widely varied collection of objects arranged to present a glimpse of the past on Deer Isle. We found more material here than we had time to fully assimilate. The people attending the exhibits are helpful without being overly attentive, leaving us to ourselves when we wanted to let our imaginations drift back to earlier... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a great little museum with an incredible amount of information about Deer Isle, and Island and fishing life in general. Anyone interested in history should plan to spend a couple of hours there!

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Hastings, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Wonderful new barn with excellent exhibits about life on Deer Isle from native Americans to the fishing industry to home life, the Sellars home, heirloom gardens, archives, and more.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Not particularly remarkable for a small Maine community, but not an unpleasant or unsatisfactory interlude. A good time-killer, but don't make a special trip.

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