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Big Chicken Barn

1768 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2859
+1 207-667-7308
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Stop & stretch your legs!

On our way to Acadia we stopped here to stretch our legs for a bit. It is a rather large building... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ddallas1969
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Wonderful place for book lovers

We visited the second floor of this place and we were in heaven. I am a history buff and I am... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tajiri02
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1768 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2859
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+1 207-667-7308
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our way to Acadia we stopped here to stretch our legs for a bit. It is a rather large building. The staff is friendly. The second floor is completely books and they have quite a selection. The first floor is antiques. We didn't buy...More

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the second floor of this place and we were in heaven. I am a history buff and I am always looking for older and different views or aspects of modern history (1929-present). This place was a gold mine. We were there for two...More

Thank tajiri02
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an hour or so there and could have spent another couple. We also spent a few dollars there and could have spent more. Very interesting place.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to wander around in this barn, so much interesting items to buy. There are lots of book to buy.

Thank Ronie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Antiques this is the place for you. The brochure said "there is 21,600 square feet of floor space". We were told if you are a book lover, this is the store for you. The brochure also, claim this is Maine's largest book...More

Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The Big Chicken Barn is part of our pilgrimage to Mt. Desert Island, south of Ellsworth. We come back every few years. We always find something. We enjoy both shopping for antiques and old books and magazines. We highly recommend.

Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This place is huge and you could spend hours looking at books and antiques. We spent over an hour which was long enough for us. Saw some nice things but weren't willing to pay their prices. Still, it was a nice place to stop and...More

Thank revG777
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We spent 4-1/2 hours here, mostly upstairs with the books and magazines. If you like books and old magazines allow a lot of time, there are thousands. The books and magazines are arranged and categorized extremely well.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 16 June 2017

It's a huge building. First floor is hundreds of feet of antiques in different booths. Perfect place to browse. Second floor is just as big & filled with books divided by category. If you're anywhere near the Penobscot Bay area, check it out... might take...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Cold temeratures and no heat in the building made us rush a little. The bottom floor of a hugh old chicken coop was chocked full of the most wonderful trinkets from yesteryear. Was set up on the idea of an outside flea market, but undoors....More

Thank jeffcarr15
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