Birdsacre-Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary & Homestead
- Rt. 3 289 High St. Ellsworth, ME 04605
The Stanwood Wildlife Museum and Sanctuary is the home and birthplace of Cordelia J. Stanwood, a pioneer Ornithologist Photographer, set within a 200-acre Sanctuary. Cordie's 19th century home, fit with orginial furnishings tells the rare tale of a brilliant and mysterious woman in the early 20th century. In addition to highly personalized house tours, shelters of nonreleasable, educational hawks and owls are situated in a park like atmosphere. A Nature Center/Gift Shop stands near the entrance to a unique, turn-of-the-century, interconnected trail system, and handicap accessible boardwalk. The Buildings are open from June through September, 7 days a week. The Sanctuary trails are accessible year round. Admission supported by Donation.