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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.

May 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

We’re excited to invite you back to Penboscot Marine Museum beginning Thursday, May 25th! We’ve spent the winter working on exhibits and planning programs and we think you’re going to really enjoy this season.

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March 2023 Newsletter

March 2023 Newsletter

Programs: Wealthy P. Nichols Tatted Bonnet Inspired Series. This presentation will share the story of Wealthy’s life and explore the intersection of life at sea and the handicraft of tatting.

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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 | 800-268-8030​

Hours: May 25 - June 30

Thursday, 10am-5pm
Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm

Hours: July 1 - October 15

Monday, 10am-5pm
Tuesday, 10am-5pm
Wednesday, 10am-5pm
Thursday, 10am-5pm
Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Noon-5pm