Our visit to the Owls Head Light was a little disappointing because the walkway to the house was under construction and we could not actually get to the lighthouse. We were close enough to view it. It was build in 1825 and automated in 1989. It is an active lighthouse of the U S coast guard. The grounds are open to the public but the lighthouse and keeper's house are private. The travel guide from the state of Maine indicates there is a safe trail down one side to the rocks below ... but that seemed to be blocked when we were there. Hopefully it will be open before the summer season begins.
Owls Head Transportation Museum
The Owls Head Transportation Museum is a non-profit organization founded in 1974. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit pioneer aircraft, ground vehicles and engines significant to the evolution of transportation and/or the state of Maine. As part of its educational role, it will document, research and demonstrate its collection and offer related programs and services.
(Note: the pioneer period is considered to be that time from the first attempts at manned flight and motorized wheeled transport to approximately 1920).
The Owls Head Transportation Museum demonstrates many of the restored aircraft, vehicles and engines in its collection during special event days. Through these special event days in the summer and fall, the Museum draws thousands of people, and is able to showcase its collection with demonstrations of vehicles, which provide the required contrast and comparison to the Museum's pioneer collection.
3 Reviews and Opinions
20 Ocean Avenue, Owls Head, Maine, 04854, United States
Good for: Couples
Lobsterman's BaithouseAs we say Downeast in Maine: 'Fish or cut bait!'
Hanging Out at the WoodpileIn Owls Head, we don't have any street corners, so we improvise.
The Infamous Maine Fog
Fondest memory: I grew up listening to the sound of the foghorn blowing from Owls Head Light. I remember drifting off to sleep to its rhythmic drone. Peasoup thick fog is a typical summer occurence on the Coast of Maine. It is the bain of tourists and natives alike. When it suddenly lifts you are stunned by the brilliance of what it was hiding.