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Ellsworth, Maine: Telephone Museum

Mementoes of Maine's small independent telephone companies. If you've ever wanted to see a crossbar system, here's your chance.

166 Winkumpaugh Rd, Ellsworth, ME
Northwest of town. From Ellsworth drive north on US-1A/Bangor Rd for 9.5 miles. Turn west (no stoplight) onto Winkumpaugh Rd. Drive one mile. The museum will be on the left, out in the middle of nowhere.
By appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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The Telephone Museum

Fun guided tour through the early history of telephones with hands-on use of the equipment. Our guide was obviously retired from an old phone company with a huge amount of knowledge.

[Will Blake, 06/07/2022]

Relays, switchboards, magnetos, crossbar systems... yep, all the telephone company tech geek greatest hits are here.

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