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“Such Genius in a Small Town”
Review of Stanley Museum

Stanley Museum
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Kingfield
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Owner description: A museum that celebrates the inventions of the Stanley family, including an exhibit of The Stanley Steamer, an 1899 horseless carriage and early automobile.
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Loved the steam cars, violins, photographs and other collected items in the Stanley. The twin Stanley brothers, and their talented extended family, left an interesting heritage.

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

What a fun and surprising place. The Stanley twins did so much more than just invent the stanley steamer automobile. If you are anywhere in the area and museum is open, treat yourself to a great experience.

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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We stumble upon this remarkable off-the-mountain gem on a winter ski weekend that was sadly disrupted by windy weather. Our group of intrepid explorers (we were really in search of a good bar open in the late morning ;-) ) stumbled upon this museum and moseyed in. We learned about steam power, early Americana, and the heritage of Kingfield Maine’s own remarkable inventor. The museum staff is knowledgeable, interesting, and very friendly. There are even a few working ‘Stanley Steamer automobile within the display. As with so many early American inventors, Stanley invented many apparatuses relevant to many diverse fields… His assortment of discovery and gadgetry are quite large and a significant collection is contained in this humble museum. If you have a few hours and want to explore something other than pine or moose knick-knacks saunter off the main street and take in this extraordinary little museum. Really interesting and worth the time.

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Wonderful original examples of the Stanley Steamer, a steam engine powered automobile of the early 20th century.

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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Extraordinarily restored automobiles! On a scale between 1-10, the cars get a 10 for restoration (10 is the best score). I never knew that the Stanley brothers were so innovative. A definite must see on a drive through Kingfield. A hidden gem indeed! $4 covers a lot of history.

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