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Address: School Street, Kingfield, ME 04947
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A museum that celebrates the inventions of the Stanley family, including an...

A museum that celebrates the inventions of the Stanley family, including an exhibit of The Stanley Steamer, an 1899 horseless carriage and early automobile.

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Great little museum!

Just by chance we drove by this museum. A very friendly lady showed us around. Great to see those historic automobiles. Lots of information on the technique of the steam driven... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Valthe, The Netherlands
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Valthe, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Just by chance we drove by this museum. A very friendly lady showed us around. Great to see those historic automobiles. Lots of information on the technique of the steam driven engines. A must see for fans!

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is dedicated to F.O. & F.E. Stanley and the famous Stanley Steamer Automobile. There are great examples of the car itself as well as the history of the Stanley family and how they made their fortune in photography.

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is very interesting, senior fee was $3. Didn't know much about Stanley Steamer Car until now. The Stanly brothers where twins and work together on developing the steam engine that went into the cars. They built 11000 of them but there are only 500 accounted for today. Well worth the admission fee. If your luck a sweet little... More 

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Bangor, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This small museum has many interesting items about the Stanley family and especially, the Stanley Steamer automobile. There are also many fascinating photos throughout the exhibit.

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Thank Terrysmom
Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Driving by saw it an stopped as we are traveling. Antique cars are gorgeous the staff super knowledgeable and friendly lots of cool info on family and how they lived and worked . Sign the guest book. Donations welcome

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Been to Kingfield many times and never visited this place until last month. It would be a great place to take the kids on a bad ski day or make a special time to visit. Fascinating small museum that is a testament to American Exceptionalism at the turn of the century. Great exhibits on the steam engine and the cars... More 

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Plainfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Being an engineer, my husband is especially interested in everything mechanical. He enjoyed the Stanley Steemer cars as well as the technical drawings done by the Stanleys. I enjoy history and the arts-and the rest of the Stanleys' story was extremely interesting. I purchased a lovely set of Christmas postcards-originally designed by their sister in a very nice art nouveau... More 

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Earlysville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This museum is small, but fascinating. The staff are friendly and eager to share their store of knowledge about the Stanley family. We spent a wonderful couple of hours at this museum on each of two days on our recent stay in Maine.

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New England - USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a small gem of a museum lovingly watched over by docents who know their subject matter and give you personalized tours. The museum houses three beautiful, restored Stanley Steamer automobiles which would be luxury cars even today. They are really BIG! with gorgeous shining bodies, sporting lots of leather and brass and glass. Wow. The docents gave us... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

This is an interesting experience. A unique collection of a unique part of automotive history housed in a beautiful old structure. The knowledgeable and friendly hostess guided us through all of the exhibits and we even got to sit in one of the Steamers! Well worth the time and the reasonable fee. Probably will not appeal to kids as much... More 

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