DescriptionWiscasset at one time was Maine's chief port. The Embargo Act of 1807 seriously crippled its prosperous sea trade, and the town never regained its stature as a seaport. However, the legacy of that era is evidenced by Wiscasset's mansions, built by ship owners and merchants in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Lincoln County Museum and Old Jail, 133 Federal St., is a fortresslike granite building used as a jail 1811-1913. Original graffiti from the 19th century still exists on cell walls. A brick jailer's home attached to the jail houses antiques and decorative arts as well as changing exhibits; phone (207) 882-6817.
Things to SeeCastle Tucker
Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site