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The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village (New Gloucester)
This village is home to the last active community of Shakers. The museum offers village tours and special events, including crafts workshops and demonstrations.

The Boothbay Railway Village (Boothbay)
Laid out to resemble a rural New England village, this community is filled with beautiful gardens and a village green surrounded by over 28 historic structures. The large collection of exhibits includes a coal-fired, narrow gauge steam train and an antique automobile exhibit of over 60 vehicles including Model T Fords, Stanley Steamers and a Rolls-Royce.

The Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor)
Working to further the understanding of Maine's Native American cultures, history and archaeology, the museum's exhibitions and programs focus on the Native American tradition in Maine and explore the broader Native American experience, past and present.

The Maine Maritime Museum (Bath)
The Maine Maritime Museum collects, preserves and interprets materials on the early days of Maine’s shipbuilding industry and features the country’s only surviving wooden shipbuilding yard. There is a children’s play area, as well as tours and boat cruises.

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (Ogunquit)
This museum has been called "The Most Beautiful Small Museum in the World," and is home to an extensive permanent collection of American art. The museum offers a dramatic view of the Atlantic Ocean, and is surrounded by three acres of landscaped grounds with a reflecting pool and sculpture gardens.

The Portland Museum of Art (Portland)
The Portland Museum of Art is Maine’s largest art museum, featuring a collection of more than 15,000 objects showcasing three centuries of art and architecture. With constantly changing exhibitions and a permanent collection, a diverse selection of fine and decorative arts is always on view

The Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center (Rockland)
This museum features the work of many Maine artists, including Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth, alongside a nationally recognized collection of American art including works by such notable18th and 19th-century American artists as Gilbert Stuart and Frank Benson.

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