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.

Address:
166 Winkumpaugh Rd, Ellsworth, ME
Directions:
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.
Hours:
By appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
207-667-9491
Admission:
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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