reopening June 17 with reduced rates; reservations required

Owls Head Transportation Museum reopens to the public

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:00pm

    Owls Head Transportation Museum has submitted the following:

    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
    OHTM will be open to the public five days a week, Wednesday - Sunday, and will offer two timed sessions each day: a morning session from 10-12:30pm and an afternoon session from 1:30-4pm. At this time, the museum cannot accommodate walk-in guests.

    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. Members, career veterans, and anyone under the age of 18 are welcome to visit at no cost. Reservations can be made for day-of visits by calling (207) 594-4418 during business hours or by booking online for visits on the following business day and beyond at owlshead.org/visit. 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.

    For more information about onsite safety measures, ticketing options, and more, go to owlshead.org/visit and follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

    About Owls Head Transportation Museum (OHTM)
    For more than 45 years, OHTM has been one of the premier vintage automotive and aviation museums in New England, offering education and entertainment that ignites America's passion for the science of transportation.