The City of Ellsworth is following Federal, State and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. At this time, all City of Ellsworth buildings/facilities/departments have been closed to the public, however staff will be available from 8AM to 4PM to assist citizens and businesses over the phone, and via fax and Email. Options have been provided for the continuation of regular business transactions and functions such as vehicle registration, property tax/utilities collection, license distribution, building permits, etc. Many of these functions are available on-line. Please call 667-2563 with questions on how to complete any business transactions that you normally conduct with the City. You may also contact the City via normal Email and Website channels as well.

Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, Public Works and Water/Wastewater Departments are staffed and available to respond to all emergencies. The Transfer Station will be open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only until further notice. Please check the City’s Website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Looking for entertainment in Ellsworth? Check out what’s going on in the locations listed below or visit the Chamber of Commerce Calendar or the Ellsworth American Calendar to see a listing of events throughout the community.

Ellsworth Historical Society

The Ellsworth Historical Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the history of Ellsworth. Membership is open to all.

Ellsworth Public Library

The Ellsworth Public Library is located at 20 State Street, downtown, on the banks of the Union River. Whether you are a resident or visitor, stop by to take advantage of all of the great resources it offers.

Downeast YMCA

The YMCA offers programs for all ages, childcare and events throughout the year.

The Grand

A historic performing arts center located in the heart of Downtown Ellsworth. Offering live from the Met, children’s performances, live theater and movies.

Woodlawn Museum

Provides a glimpse into the social and domestic conditions of the 1800’s as well as an interactive museum for many events and organizations. The grounds include miles of walking paths, it is Ellsworth largest park. Open year round.

Stanwood Bird Sanctuary

This facility is a gem in the middle of the City, consisting of 157 acres of land, four miles of walking trails, a museum and many species of birds.

Ellsworth Waterfront Park & Marina

Home of the Ellsworth Marina with summertime events including concerts in the park, a boat dock and slips, picnic tables, and a fabulous display of wildlife.

Outdoor Movies

Providing free outdoor movies by Under The Stars and Ellsworth Arts, in Knowlton Park.

Ellsworth Concert Band

Weekly performances during the summer months at Harbor Park & Marina on Water Street.

Courthouse Gallery

Contemporary and period Maine artists in a beautiful historic space listed on the National Historic Register.


Ellsworth boasts a variety of dining options. From locally owned lobster pounds and seafood restaurants, to a diverse selection of International and American cuisine.