FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2020
Owls Head Transportation Museum Reopens to the Public
OWLS HEAD — After a temporary 3-month closure in response to the ongoing public health crisis, the Owls Head Transportation Museum (OHTM) will officially reopen to the public on Wednesday, June 17. After a careful review of state and national safety guidelines, the museum has implemented temporary service modifications that support the health and wellness of both visitors, members, and employees.
Plan a Visit
With spacious facilities and outdoor green spaces, the museum is well-positioned to welcome up to 45 visitors at a time to six of its unique gallery spaces, featuring a variety of exhibits and displays, as well as Millstone Park, an outdoor courtyard that offers an accessible picnic area.
- OHTM has implemented a robust cleaning schedule, sanitizing all public areas and high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the day.
- To protect everyone within the facilities, all museum staff are required to wear masks in public and group settings.
- Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the public spaces and frequent use is encouraged.
- Visitors are required to bring face coverings and wear them whenever social distancing is not possible, both inside the facilities and in designated outdoor spaces.
- Visitors are also encouraged to maintain a 6-foot social distance from others and must follow all safety and directional signage during their visit.
- Finally, individuals who are ill or experiencing coronavirus symptoms should not visit the museum for the safety of our other guests and staff.
Book a Visit
Visitors and members are required to make advanced reservations prior to their arrival and household groups should be limited to a maximum of eight people. Reservations by phone and online ticket sales will begin on Wednesday, June 10. At this time, the museum cannot accommodate walk-in guests.
- OHTM will be open to the public five days a week, Wednesday - Sunday.
- Tickets can be reserved for two timed sessions each day: a morning session from 10-12:30 PM and an afternoon session from 1:30-4 PM.
- Admission rates have been reduced with tickets ranging from $10-12.
- While tickets reserved by phone can be paid for upon arrival, visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets to ensure contactless transactions whenever possible.
- Members, career veterans, and anyone under the age of 18 are welcome to visit at no cost.
- Tickets by Phone: Reservations can be made for day-of visits by calling (207) 594-4418 during business hours, beginning on June 10.
- Online Tickets: Reservations can be booked online for visits on the following business day and beyond by going to our Visit section, beginning on June 10.