166 Winkumpaugh Road | Ellsworth, ME 04605
In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for “improvements in telegraphy.” The device described in that patent changed the world. It became known as the telephone – and the history of that device, the other inventions it spawned, the businesses it created, the people who worked to construct, maintain, and improve the network of telephone wires that spanned the country are subjects that The Telephone Museum invites you to explore.
- Open to the public July, August and September
- You may make an appointment to visit.
- Museum Newsletter: "The Pole Line"
- Hands-On, Interactive Displays
- Working Telephone Switchboards / Switching Systems
- Working Magneto and Dial Telephones
- Historic equipment from Maine cities and towns
- Manual Switchboards
- Strowger Automatic Systems
- North Electric All-Relay Systems
- Crossbar Systems
- Visitor hours are Saturdays 1-4pm or by appointment or by chance.
- Groups are encouraged to book a tour at least two weeks in advance.