Eagle Island Welcomes You!
Eagle Island, the former summer home of Admiral Robert E. Peary and his family, which is a Maine State Park, a Maine Historic Site, and now a National Historic Site, welcomes all visitors to the 2019 summer season!
Please start your visit to Eagle Island at the new Welcome Center which is located near the original site of the workshop built by Robert E. Peary Jr. as a teenager under the watchful guidance of his father. The architecture of the Welcome Center, designed by Ned Dewey, conforms to the original workshop. Here you will be able to view the 10 minute video, "Admiral Robert E. Peary - A Man and His Island", which chronicles the background of this American hero, his discovery of the North Pole, and his love of Maine and his Eagle Island.
You will also be able to pickup up an audio wand that offers a FREE self guided tour of the Peary Museum and the island trails. Much of the audio is narrated by Cmdr. Ed Stafford, USN, Retired, a grandson of the Admiral, who led personal tours of the island for many years and whose stories of summers on the island as a young man have captured the imagination of generations of visitors.
The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island worked in conjunction with The State of Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to build this Welcome Center. Much of the materials and labor were supplied by Friends volunteers.
The volunteer docents on Eagle Island are happy to answer any questions about Eagle Island, Admiral Peary and his family, as well as his attempts to reach the North Pole. They can also suggest a good place to eat in this area as well as help you decide on a souvenir from our new expanded Trading Post.
Eagle Island and all those involved look forward to welcoming you this summer as a visitor, perhaps as a worker, but mostly as a friend.