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“Real Gem”

Eagle Island State Park
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Harpswell
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Owner description: This state park is the former home of Arctic explorer Robert Peary.
Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is wonderful place to visit. We kayak out that way and have taken several visitors there. The history is amazing and the museum is staffed by wonderful local people, who are doing what they love. A must see if you can there.

3  Thank Helena S
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Reviewed October 15, 2014

We ended up going to Eagle Island on a seal watch cruise. We hadn't even seen the blurb about visiting Eagle Island so we weren't aware of the stop there. I have sled dogs here in Vermont and have read many books on arctic exploration so I'm very aware of Perry's exploits. I found the tour of his old family home and island to be extremely interesting and a wonderful surprise. We used the self guided tour which provided a lot of information about Perry as well as his family and the home that he built there on Eagle Island. The island itself is beautiful.

7  Thank Ken H
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

We finally visited, and are so glad that we did, what a lovely home/museum on a beautiful island. The audio tour was good, learned much more about Admiral Peary then I ever knew. Their are walking trails, flower beds and a beautiful view in every direction. The docent was enthusiastic and informative, thank goodness they have dedicated volunteers preserving this historic landmark, they should be very proud of their hard work in an out-of-the-way museum.

3  Thank Mainewoods
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

The trip to Eagle Island to see Admiral Peary's home is not to be missed if you are in the area of Freeport, Maine. It's a beautiful island and there's lots of information on Admiral Peary and his family. The two volunteers were most helpful and enthusiastic. There's an audio guide to the house. We took the Atlantic Seal trip with Captain Ring - highly recommended.

7  Thank BklynNotes
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Not usually busy, informative visit through Admiral Peary's island home, lovely trails, amazing views of the ocean. Worth the trip.

1  Thank Sue P
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