Penobscot Marine Museum’s beautiful 3-acre campus recreates a 19th century coastal village, with several historic buildings including a fully furnished sea captain’s home. Two spaces are dedicated exclusively to children’s hands-on activities (featuring 19th century life, and the fishing industry), and all exhibits have child-friendly elements.
Outdoors are a large scale model of a ship’s mast, an authentic capstan and a ship’s wheel. Raise and lower sails, haul up the anchor and steer the ship while learning what it was like to sail aboard one of Maine’s large wooden vessels.
Explore superb collections of marine art, historic boats, scrimshaw, ship models, 19th century Asian export items, and an extensive exhibit of the history and industries of the Penobscot Bay area. Full descriptions of exhibits.
Exhibits are open from Memorial Day weekend through the third week of October, but school-group tours can be arranged year-round.
Penobscot Marine Museum Education Deaprtment