About

The Islesford Historical Museum was founded by William Otis Sawtelle (1874-1939), a physics professor and summer resident of the Island.

Visit

Visitors to the museum will explore the history of the Cranberry Isles, and discover stories about this unique and thriving community today.

Exhibits

A trip to the Islesford Historical Museum tells the story of the Town of Cranberry Isles, five little islands off the coast of Maine.

A trip to the Islesford Historical Museum tells the story of the Town of Cranberry Isles, five little islands off the coast of Maine.

Visitors to the museum will explore the history of the Cranberry Isles, and discover stories about this unique and thriving community today.

Islesford, first settled in the 1700s, is located on Maine’s easternmost island that is only accessible by boat and yet sustains a year-round population.

With assistance from Friends of Acadia in Bar Harbor, the Friends of the Islesford Historical Museum formed in 2014 to work with Acadia National Park to rehabilitate and maintain the museum, a landmark building. Their goal is to raise awareness of the building’s needs and to create exhibits that tell the stories of the Cranberry Isles.