Penobscot Marine Museum

The museum maintains collections of regional watercraft, photography, marine art, ship and boat models, navigation instruments, nautical gear, China trade itmes, industrial artifacts, scrimshaw, clothing and fabric arts, historic buildings, ships papers, and genealogy records. Our campus has more than a dozen buildings, five of which house public exhibits and collections. All but one of the buildings date from the first half of the 19th century, to authentically recreate the look and feel of a seaport village from the Great Age of Sail. All of the exhibit buildings are rather closely spaced, and it's a lovely place to stroll around. You can have your picnic lunch on the grounds, or simply cross the street for good restaurant fare or snacks.