Owls Head Transportation Museum
Founded in 1974, The Owls Head Transportation Museum is an operating, nonprofit museum with a strong focus on educational initiatives. Located on the Maine coast near the Knox County Regional Airport, the Museum is a place where machines of a bygone era are celebrated through conservation, preservation and demonstration.
Unlike many transportation museums, the Owls Head Transportation Museum operates our collection of aircraft, ground vehicles and engines at a number of special events conducted throughout the year. Care and maintenance of these historic vehicles requires the attention of a large volunteer workforce that, under the supervision of a professional staff, ensures that our collection is in operating condition. While the Museum is open all year, the summer event season offers an unparalleled opportunity to see our collection in action during scheduled airshows and ground vehicle demonstrations.
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The museum started with a handwritten message that read:
“Wouldn’t it be nice to have some old airplanes flying around Owls Head.”
The Owls Head Transportation Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation and demonstration of pioneer-era transportation. Our collection includes airplanes, ground vehicles, engines and more, each piece tells a story about the history of transportation. As an operating museum OHTM is dedicated to running its landmark collection and does so at more than a dozen annual special events.