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Share our unique stories of ship captains and their families, the industries of Penobscot Bay, global maritime trade, and today’s fisheries.


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What a treasure you have created in Searsport, Maine! We had a grand time and will definitely be back!


— Judith G.

Wow! This was an exceptional experience and so much more than we anticipated.


— Dale W.

A very cool museum with tons of interesting local history and information. The docents were excellent — well-informed and good story-tellers. There are many interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. Highly recommend.


— Rebecca L.

Current Exhibits

Permanent Exhibit

At Home, At Sea

Searsport in the 1800s is the story of people and the sea. In 1850, one out of every four males in Searsport was a mariner.
Permanent Exhibit

Rusticators on the Water

When Rusticators flocked to Maine in the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, they sought a rustic vacation to retreat from their busy city lives.

Latest News

Check out what’s going on at Penobscot Marine Museum! From updates our lecture series to special events and exhibits, we’ve got news for everyone. See all our recent posts.

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Join one of our wreath workshops, learn about our new archival management software, and support The Eliot Elisofon Collection Campaign.

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October 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

It’s fall at PMM! Join us for an open house, get your kids involved in our Teen Club, and start making plans for our annual Twilight Tours!

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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Featuring events around the Colcord Collection with Cipperly Good and MP Bogan, the Teen Club, our Fall Open House, and a call for volunteer actors for our October Twilight Tours.

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Penobscot Marine Musuem

Penobscot Marine Museum

40 E Main Street | P.O. Box 498 Searsport, ME 04974
Phone: 207-548-2529

October 16, 2023 – May 22, 2024

Museum exhibits and store are closed. Museum offices, research library, photo archives and education department remain open year-round. Call 207-548-2529 to make an appointment.