Stanwood Homestead Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (Birdsacre)

289 High St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605- Map It
Phone: (207) 667-8460

AAA Editor Notes

Stanwood Homestead Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (Birdsacre), on SR 3 just s. of US 1, is the former home of Cordelia Stanwood, Maine's pioneer ornithologist and photographer. The museum, built in 1850, houses original furnishings. Also on exhibit at the Richmond Nature Center are collections of mounted birds, nests, eggs, paintings and prints. Birdsacre, a 200-acre wildlife preserve with nature trails and picnic facilities, is a sanctuary for more than 100 bird species. Note: The homestead museum is closed for renovations; phone ahead to confirm schedule. During the closure, some Stanwood artifacts are on display at the Richmond Nature Center. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Sanctuary daily dawn-dusk. Museum daily 10-4, June 1 to mid-Oct. Museum hours may vary; phone ahead. Allow 1 hour minimum.