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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Winter Harbor, Maine
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Winter Harbor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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

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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: Church Street at US Route 1, Searsport, ME 04974-0498
Phone Number: 207-548-2529
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Searsport

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