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Penobscot Marine Museum is in Searsport, Maine, 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.


The Admissions Office and Museum Store are at 40 E. Main Street, in the center of Searsport. Look for our sign and a tall sailboat mast on the front crescent.

From Rockland and Camden: head north on Rte. 1. We’re about 6 miles past the city of Belfast.

From Augusta: take Rte. 3 east/north to Belfast. Get on Rte. 1 north/east and follow directions above.

From Bangor: from I-95, get onto I-395E, then take exit 3A to Rte. 1A South (Main Road). In Stockton Springs, go west/south on Rte. 1 to Searsport.

From Mt. Desert, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor: Rte. 3 north to Rte. 1 west/south. Go through Ellsworth, Bucksport and Stockton Springs to Searsport.


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