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Address: Church Street at US Route 1, Searsport, ME 04974-0498
Phone Number: 207-548-2529
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Description: Made up of 13 buildings, this seafaring village is the oldest maritime...
Made up of 13 buildings, this seafaring village is the oldest maritime museum in Maine. The museum has a vast collection of boats including commericial fishing boats and recreational watercraft.
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Wonderful Marine Museum on Penobscot Bay

Penobscot Bay at Searsport was the largest ship building port anywhere because of the deep water. Many artifacts have been saved and kept in the museum at Searsport which includes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Searsport, Maine
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Searsport, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Penobscot Bay at Searsport was the largest ship building port anywhere because of the deep water. Many artifacts have been saved and kept in the museum at Searsport which includes many buildings in the cent of town. The people are very friendly and happy to show you around. There are many old prints for sale at a reasonable price in... More 

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Dayton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

They have many building as part of the museum to explain the local maritime culture and experiences of day to day life in the area.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
44 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Penobscot Marine Museum - local museum depicting life in the 19th century. Consists of several buildings, including a sea captain’s house, a church, and numerous out buildings with old boat collections. Informative but not much to see compare dot others such as the one in Bath. May be more for education of kids as it was a bit on the... More 

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Northborough
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lovingly created museum of maritime life in Maine. Museum is housed in several different buildings, each with a theme. We were able to visit only three of them in the time we had. We learned about the ships captains and their lives and families. Then we saw a nice display of maritime themed art. The last place we saw was... More 

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University Park, MD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum has more to offer than meets the eye as you pass through Searsport on your way to somewhere else. It is comprised of several authentic historical buildings and has something to intrigue everyone in your vehicle. There are marine artifacts that show how the area survived for a century or so, there is a ship captain's house filled... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a great Maritime museum and well worth the $$ and the time! It is only open for certain months so you should check. You should expect to spend a couple hours or more if you're a Maritime artifacts lover. The people that are there to talk with do an admirable job, you'll learn. Great Kid interactive attractions. If... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Before the Civil War, little Searsport produced 10% of the nation's deep water ship captains. One successful voyage could make a man wealthy. Searsport shows the remains of this wealth, and the Penobscot Marine Museum shows us the people who did it and how they did it. Don't miss the chapel and the stained glass windows contributed by the leading... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Something for everyone-lots of hands on displays for children, art collections, sea captains furnished houses, artifacts, research library, history of Maine fishing industry, boats, lots of canoes. Stopped in the church to see magnificent stained glass windows and pipe organ. You get a sticker, so you can leave for lunch and then come back.

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Warner, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First it was affordable for a family to visit the museum. I was amazed at all there was to see and there was hardly anyone there. There are several building on the property to see. The interpurters were excellent and had a firm grasp of the history. It was apparent each one enjoyed what she did. I highly encourage a... More 

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Glendale, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Composed of several buildings each of which houses a different exhibit, there is something for everyone, including old-fashioned games, equipment, information, etc., etc. For example, the Captain's house with special exhibits, a boat house, sea battle topographic map, church, library, and much more. Definitely worth a visit.

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