Human History and Culture
Wabanaki: People of the Dawnland
Native American peoples have inhabited the land we now call Maine for over 12,000 years. Acadia is located in the homeland of the Wabanaki.
Colonization & Early Settlement
Learn about European Colonization starting in the 1600s to the homesteading settlers on Mount Desert Island as early as 1760.
Rusticators & Early Tourism
Art brought tourism and starting in the late 1800s, wealthy "rusticators" arrived by steamboats and yachts to Mount Desert Island.
Becoming Acadia National Park
Museum Collections & Archives
Last updated: July 31, 2021