• La Rochelle Mansion and Museum presented by the Bar Harbor Historical Society

    La Rochelle Mansion and Museum presented by the Bar Harbor Historical Society

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    The history of Bar Harbor is beautifully exhibited at the La Rochelle Mansion and Museum, a 1902 waterside mansion listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. La Rochelle is one of the best preserved mansions remaining from the gilded age in Northern New England. It is an architectural gem sitting on the shorefront of Bar Harbor. See and hear about the area’s discovery and settlement, the Town of Bar Harbor, the wealthy and famous who summered here, the creation of Acadia National Park, the Great Fire of 1947 and much more.

    Highlights

    • Opening Day: Saturday, May 23rd
    • Historical items from famous Mount Desert residents and visitors including the Dorrs, Rockefellers and Beatrix Farrand

    Images

    La Rochelle overhead at low tide
    Exterior of La Rochelle from waterside
    La Rochelle grand staircase
    La Rochelle exterior front