On your visit to Cranberry House and the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society, step into the Preble-Marr Museum for an insight into island life, enjoy a tasty lunch at Hitty’s Café (with free WiFi), admire the 3 gardens, and explore Sammy Sanford’s cabin, and the public trails to Whistler Cove or Preble Cove.  Especially lucky visitors may arrive during one of the many entertaining and educational events held in the Arts Center.

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Yes, we are open every day (including Saturdays and Sundays) from Memorial through Columbus Day weekend from 10:00-4:00.

  • Print out this tour map before leaving home; Cranberry House is #2.  (The island is barely two miles long.)
  • To get here you must take a ferry or hire a boat, leaving your car on Mt. Desert.
  • Take the Beal & Bunker Mail Boat (from Northeast Harbor), or the Cranberry Cove Ferry (from Southwest Harbor or Manset).
  • Water Taxis are also available (6 passengers max, between any 2 points):  Delight Water Taxi or Cadillac Water Taxi
  • Walk off the dock, onto the main road (Cranberry Road).
  • Walk, or take the free Cranberry Explorer shuttle.  (The island is only two miles long.)
  • Cranberry House is on the right about 1/3 mile down the road atop a small hill.
    • Hitty visitors note: you will pass the large white Preble House on the right, with lilac bushes in front, and the ancestral pine beside it.

Public Restroom

Cranberry House boasts the best and cleanest public restroom on the island!

Handicap Accessible

Cranberry House is handicap accessible, with ramps and a lift to get to all floors, and a handicap-accessible restroom.

Dog Friendly

On hot days, refresh your dog at our dog lapping basin.

Internet HotSpot

Free internet access is available on the outside deck for customers of Hitty’s Café.



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