Penobscot Marine Museum

Searsport, ME

Where are we going?

Penobscot Marine Museum
5 Church St
ME 04974

207 548 2529

What is there to do?

It's time to set sail for an adventure in Maine, because we're off to the Penobscot Marine Museum, which preserves, interprets and celebrates the maritime history and culture of the Penobscot Bay region and beyond!

The principal exhibits at Penobscot Marine Museum focus on the industry of the region during the 19th century, and illustrate what it was actually like to live and work on one of the great square-rigged ships in the late 1800s - we imagine it's pretty different to what you are used to today - complete with historic buildings too!

Kids - let those imaginations run wild as you read first-hand stories of the daily lives of the crew, and the joys and the struggles they faced - imagine the stories told, the smells, and the sounds

The Penobscot Marine Museum features permanent collections across more than a dozen areas. 

You can be inspired by the marine art, or really see frozen moments in time throughout the photography.

There are historic navigation instruments, as well as ship and boat models, and even China trade items (at that time, China was considered very exotic!)

Learn how the ships were built through the shipbuilding artifacts, and study the ship's papers and records, and see some of the furnishings they would have had on board, and during that time.

Alongside the permanent collections, the Penobscot Marine Museum features changing exhibits, each covering a specific topic in depth, so you can really enhance your learning experience, and some features hands-on fun for kids!

It's time to embark from the port, and enjoy an adventure out on the seas (not really kids, you don't leave the ground!) at the Penobscot Marine Museum - ALL ABOARD, the adventure is about to depart!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15

Children: $10 (Ages 8 to 16)

Discount: Seniors & Students (over 17yrs with ID) - $12 / free for PMM members & Active Duty Military Families

Free Under: 7 years

Family Deals: Family (2 adults & children under 18) - $40


Need a little extra help?

Most of the exhibits are wheelchair-accessible, but because of the nature of 19th-century buildings, a few are not accessible on the 2nd floor.


When can we go?

10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm - 5pm Sunday

Open daily from Memorial Day to 3rd weekend in October


Any top tips?

Check out the special activities for children, including "Yard in the Yard" and "Peapod"!

I’m Hungry!

Nowhere to eat on site but there are several good places to eat right in the neighborhood. There are lobster pounds nearby where the lobster is always fresh. And Belfast, 10 minutes away, has a wide variety of restaurants. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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