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Maine’s oldest Maritime Museum

Something for everyone here at the Penobscot Marine Museum. Boats galore, history, paintings, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katy209
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First saw a movie on how they construct the area in the bay to trap and catch fish. Very labor... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Richard F
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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.
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2 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974-3352
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+1 207-548-2529
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Katy209
Sabrina K, Public Relations Manager at Penobscot Marine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

2  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

3  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.

Thank 10sJohn
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

1  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

1  Thank SylRickTraveler
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in the era of wooden tall ships and the men who captained them, this museum, housed in Searsport captains' homes, will interest you. We learned that this town had 11 shipyards and 200 ship captains, who sailed to China and...More

Thank Norma Jo S
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Searsport at one time handled 10% of all United States shipping. That one statistic should make even the layman sit up and take notice. For anyone already interested or experienced in the subject, this museum is a must. Allow two hours to adequately see the...More

1  Thank WPHS57
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Ok, so to have myself, spouse and two children go here would have cost me $50.00. I don't know about you, but I have yet to ever spend that in admissions and I have been to some of the most incredible museums. I am sure...More

Thank tigerlilleez
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

On our way to Camden we saw the sign and stopped. We only had an hour and at least two should be allowed. This is a labor of love and anyone interested in history, fishing or Maine in general should check it out. The museum...More

1  Thank OldOldBob
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