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Address: Church Street at US Route 1, Searsport, ME 04974-0498
Phone Number: 207-548-2529
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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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Nice small town Maine museum

We visited PMM in the early fall 2015 for their photography exhibit. The "walk-in" view camera was especially interesting. The museum has a good variety of Maine marine related... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited PMM in the early fall 2015 for their photography exhibit. The "walk-in" view camera was especially interesting. The museum has a good variety of Maine marine related exhibits and collections. The museum has preserved several historic building to house their exhibits. The gift shop has an interesting collection of merchandise, including books about Maine. PMM is worth a... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Searsport is one of the few places in the county where you can get legitimate antiques at a fair price. It also has fine stores and attractions without going in for touristy glam and gouging (like Blue Hill and Deer Isle have). This is the best point of interest. Admission fee is reasonable ($6 last time we went). If you... More 

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Fulton, New York
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We have visited this museum several times while visiting Maine. This time however there weren't the usual guides in the buildings to discuss the history of each place. We were quite disappointed with that, as we brought friends along for their first visit. Hoping next year there will be more guides to share the history of Searsport.

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Thank camcris518
Brunswick, Maine
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Have passed here many times and finally stopped. So glad we did! Excellent exhibits scattered throughout several antique buildings. Lots of child-friendly exhibits. Very knowledgeable docents. Enjoyed seeing photos and scrimshaw exhibits and really enjoyed the video of a local lobsterman. High recommend it!

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Thank judimama04011
Maine
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139 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Interesting. Good for a rainy day outing. Exhibits change over the seasons. Nice gift shop. Staff is friendly.

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Thank SueBMaine
Maine, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We're well into our fourth decade in Maine and pass through Searsport often. Why have we waited so long to visit this gem? We were finally attracted by an excellent exhibition of historic photography featuring female Maine photographers. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. There are scads of things to see and historic buildings to visit here.... More 

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Thank GeeDubya
Winter Harbor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a smallish marine museum with a strong Maine emphasis. They have a huge photo archive of late 19th/early 20th century images which was our reason for this return trip. They have a collection of various small boats for sail and oar and one larger lobster boat on the grounds. The museum is spread out through several buildings including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

If my wife and I had a $ for every time we said we should visit that museum some time, we could have paid everyone's admission for the year! There are fabulous photography exhibits, descriptions of every type of shipbuilding with models of everything from fishing dories, seven masted schooners, turn of the century passenger ships and seafaring stories of... More 

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Searsport, Maine
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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