2021 Plan Your Visit



Due to limited volunteer tour guides and to allow for social distancing, we will be giving tours by appointment only starting in July through end of September this year. Please e-mail switchboard@nemot.org or call 207-667-9491 to schedule a tour. Please include your name, best contact number or email address, and the number of people in your party. We ask that all visitors please wear a mask during the tour for the protection of volunteer staff and other visitors. If you do not have a mask, we will have disposable masks available at the entry door.


Admission is $10. for adults and $5. for children.


DIRECTIONS from Bangor/Brewer area:
Take Rt. 1A south toward Ellsworth. Approximately 4 miles after passing the Lucerne Inn on your right, watch for the “entering Ellsworth” sign on your left, followed by The Telephone Museum (Branch Lake Camping and YMCA Camp Jordan) sign on your right. Make a (sharp) right hand turn onto the Winkumpaugh Road. Pass the Hanson’s Landing Road on your left. At the sign for The Telephone Museum, turn left into the parking lot.

From Ellsworth: take Rt. 1A (Bangor Road) north towards Bangor/Brewer. The museum is
approximately 10 miles from downtown Ellsworth. Look for sign on right; turn left onto Winkumpaugh Road, and proceed as above.

Click HERE for a Google map of the area.


Bring a box lunch and enjoy it at one of our picnic tables before your tour begins.

Learn to be a switchboard operator for real hands-on history.

Find out why we “dial” a number, even on our cell phones.

Meet the great-granddaddy of all computers, and ask to make a call with it.

Drive past the museum on the Winkumpaugh (Wink-um-paw) Road to the top of Austin Hill for a beautiful view across working blueberry fields.

Visit downtown Ellsworth, shop and dine – and talk about your day at The Telephone Museum!