The Telephone Museum, Ellsworth

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Nestled in Downeast Maine is one of the largest museums of pre-digital era telephones and telephone equipment in the world.

Whether you live nearby or you're passing by on vacation to Acadia National Park, bring the whole family to see, hear, and operate the telephone switches of the past.

Open Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm in July, August, and September, or by appointment.
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  • Who knew? Fascinating information about how our telephones worked years ago. They actually have an old telephone exchange and you can watch the call click through it.  more »
  • We were part of a small group with a guide who explained so many of the exhibits and how they worked. You were invited to take part in the demonstrations of how early phone calls were made. We...  more »
  • Very intetesting museum. The staff is very knowlegable. Enjoyed it very much. Thanks to Ellsworth and Bucksport Chambers of Commerce for hosting this event.
  • Skilled volunteers and interesting thoughtful exhibits

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