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If You Love Ships, This is Your Museum

Despite my lack of interest in ships, this museum has a lot to offer and I found many things of... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Katherine M
Naperville, Illinois
Fascinating History

We spent at least three hours visiting this unique museum. There is so much variety here: a... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Peggy L
Dansville, New York, United States
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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.
2 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974-3352
+1 207-548-2529
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Despite my lack of interest in ships, this museum has a lot to offer and I found many things of interest. The museum also does a good job at offering activities of interest to all ages. In addition, I found the local perspective of maritine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We spent at least three hours visiting this unique museum. There is so much variety here: a historic sea captains house outfited with period furnishings, displays of boats (old, restored and replicas), artwork from various artists and many hands-on displays for children. The staff were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Spent the day touring the museum. Fantastic display of boats, trade, history, art, and the development of the Searsport area. Well informed staff who were fun to visit with. We learned a lot today! A great place for those who love history. Lots of hands-on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This Museum is delightful for those who love the old days of Three Masted Sailing Ships and the sea. One can spend a whole day there with many lovely paintings, scrimshaw (art work of whales teeth the sailors did while at sea) and artifacts from...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Nancy P
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Something for everyone here at the Penobscot Marine Museum. Boats galore, history, paintings, and stuff for kids to see & do!! All of this in the beautiful ocean town of Searsport, Maine.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Katy209
Sabrina K, Public Relations Manager at Penobscot Marine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed October 14, 2017

First saw a movie on how they construct the area in the bay to trap and catch fish. Very labor intensive and interesting to see. Wanted to especially see some of the old boats here and it did not disappoint. Many buildings to go through...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Richard F
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We spent two hours here an still did not see everything. It is a series of buildings that explain what life was like when this area was booming as a major seaport. It was interesting to hear how some families actually spent more time at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank DennisChris_11
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is an attraction with multiple buildings to tour. Inside the buildings are exhibits about various topics, mostly relating to the seafaring history. Some really interesting items.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

This is a type of "living" museum, it's an entire street of old buildings. Each building is staffed with very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable volunteers (employees?) So the experience is like stepping back into history, in a town that produced a prodigious number of sea...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank viajera1741
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is an outdoor/indoor museum of the seafaring history of the area. The exhibits are presented in multiple buildings throughout the "campus", including 2, 19th C, captain's homes, set up as they would have been in that era. China trade items, photographs, furniture, etc. There...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank SylRickTraveler
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