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About the Penobscot Marine Museum

The Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine’s maritime history to life on a campus of beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits throughout the campus tell unique stories of ship captains and their families, the industries of Penobscot Bay, global maritime trade, and today’s fisheries.

The Museum develops changing seasonal and traveling exhibits, and conducts educational outreach throughout Maine. In addition to exhibits, the museum is home to over 300,000 historic photographs, an extensive collection of maritime artifacts and archives, and a maritime history research library. Museum offices, photo archives, and research library are open year-round. Exhibits are open Memorial Day weekend through the third Sunday in October.

Admission

Ticket Prices
  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors: $12
  • Family: $40 (two adults and children under 18)
  • Child Under 8: Free
  • Child 8-18: $10
  • Student 18+: $12

Research

If you are planning on conducting research in our library or would like to see a specific artifact during your visit, please note that an appointment is required. To make an appointment please contact our Curator, Cipperly Good, at 207-548-2529 or [email protected].

Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, is centrally located between Camden, Bangor, and Acadia National Park. Searsport is a quiet, historic town steeped in maritime tradition. Browse the shops and galleries. Spend the day at the museum and enjoy a picnic here or at the town’s waterfront park. Stay overnight at a local bed and breakfast or motel.

Location & Hours

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

Museum exhibits and store are open seasonally from late May through early October. Museum offices, research library, photo archives and education department are open year-round. Call 207-548-2529 to make an appointment.

October 16, 2023 – May 22, 2024

Exhibits and store closed to the Public. Check our calendar for special events.

May 23 – June 30, 2024

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

Scheduled field trips and group tours (10 person/$100 minimum) available all weekdays. Contact Jeana at [email protected] for more information or to schedule.

July 1 – August 31, 2024

Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm

September 1 – October 12, 2024

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

Parking

Free parking is in the middle of the museum campus, between Church St. and Knox Brothers Ave. On-street parking is also available.

By Sea

To make a mooring reservation, contact Searsport Harbormaster Wayne Hamilton at 207-548-2722. Please use this phone number only for mooring reservations

Penobscot Marine Museum

Please note: The museum is open during road construction. Please be aware that access to our buildings may be impacted for individuals with mobility issues.

On the map below, the blue arrows depict the possible northbound routes and the orange arrows depict the southbound route to access our campus. This map is intended as a general guide. Please follow signs and drive safely.

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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.