Penobscot Marine Museum

2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974- Map It
(207) 548-2529
$1 off admission

AAA Editor Notes

Penobscot Marine Museum is at 2 Church St. (US 1). Twelve buildings—including an early 19th-century captain's home and the original 1845 town hall—contain collections of traditional small craft, paintings, navigational instruments, builders' half-models, shipbuilders' tools, and Oriental Trade souvenirs and furnishings. Marine paintings by Thomas and James Buttersworth are on display. Gone Fishing—Maine's Sea Fisheries depicts commercial fishing through video presentations, models, full-size replicas, small craft, photography and artifacts. The Challenge of the Down-Easters exhibit depicts the Penobscot Bay area's contribution to the building, ownership and operation of the square-rigged Down-Easters. Working the Bay highlights the area's 19th-century coastal industries. Interactive exhibits encourage children to raise and lower a ship's mast, step inside a lighthouse and dress up in 19th-century clothing. Temporary exhibits featuring regional items also may be seen. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$12; $10 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $8 (ages 8-15); $30 (family, two adults and children ages 0-18 in same household).
AAA Benefit:
$1 off admission
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, Memorial Day weekend-third weekend in Oct.