Boothbay Railway Village
Route 27, P.O. Box 123
Boothbay, ME 04537
This is the museum to go to if you are looking to take a train ride or check out antique autos. A non-profit organization operates this narrow gauge coal fired steam train in a re-created historic village.
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Maine Maritime Museum collects, preserves and interprets materials relating to the maritime history of Maine.Here you will find gallery exhibits, a historic shipyard, educational programs and a narrated boat cruise. Admission is charged.
Owls Head Transportation Museum
P.O. Box 277
Owls Head, Maine 04854
This museum displays planes, cars, and engines. Some planes and vehicles are operated on the weekends. Admission is charged.
Lincoln County Museum and Old Jail
133 Federal Street
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
The Lincoln County Museum is home to the Lincoln County Historical Association and features changing annual exhibitions. The 1811 Jail (and Maine State Penitentiary from 1820-1824) includes tours of the cells. Visitors can see graffiti left by 19th century French or British sailors imprisoned here as well as original locks, keys, shackles and the jailer’s log from 1800-1954.
Thompson Ice House
South Bristol, Maine 04568
The Thompson Ice House is believed to be the only commercial ice house on the register to have stored naturally frozen ice harvested in the traditional way from a nearby pond.
Maine Lighthouse Museum
1 Park Drive
Rockland ME 04841
The mission of the Maine Lighthouse Museum is to educate the public regarding the long-standing traditions, heroism and progress of America’s Lighthouse and Lifesaving services and the United States Coast Guard through the conservation and interpretation of the nation’s most significant collection of lighthouse and lifesaving artifacts. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located in Rockland, Maine, the heart of the Midcoast. From sparkling lenses to heartwarming stories of the keepers and their families, the Maine Lighthouse Museum is truly America’s lighthouse museum.
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum
Alna, ME 04535-0242
This museum is part of a restored section of a historic railway. There are train rides, photographs, railroad artifacts, and a museum shop.
Musical Wonderhouse Museum
18 High Street / PO Box 604
Wiscasset, Maine 04578, USA
Ph: (207) 882-7163
This is one of America’s most unique museums, the internationally famous Musical Wonder House, is “the showplace for mechanical musical instruments.” The museum features restored musical boxes and player pianos. Musical instruments are shown and played in rooms furnished with antiques of the period. Visitors experience the sights and sounds of the Victorian era. An 1852 sea captains’ mansion, complete with its impressive flying staircase is the backdrop for this outstanding musical collection.
Peary-MacMillan Artic Museum and Artic Studies Center
9500 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Located on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick this free museum offering artifacts from the Peary-MacMillan Artic exploration and unique changing exhibits. Donations are accepted.
Maine’s First Ship
31 Commercial Street
Bath, Maine 04532
Maine’s First Ship (MFS) is a historically significant reconstruction project that we have leveraged into practical shipbuilding and ship operation programs for the education of students of all ages.
Hathtorne Point Road
Cushing, Maine 04563
Olson House is a 14-room Colonial farmhouse in Cushing, Maine. The house was made famous by its depiction in Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World.
5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, Maine 04469
The Hudson Museum is an anthropology museum that is operated by the University of Maine and is located in the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, Maine
Sail Power & Steam Museum
75 Mechanic St
Rockland, Maine 04841
Celebrate Maine’s contribution to the development of all manner of marine transportation, with an emphasis on Rockland’s rich shipbuilding history. In addition to a repository of sailing artifacts at the permanent site, the Sail, Power & Steam Museum offers a series of off-hours and offsite “happenings.”
30 High Street
Thomaston, Maine 04861
Features the home of the first Secretary of War, under President George Washington. Includes visitor’s guide, events, programs and memberships.e
Penobscot Marine Museum
5 Church St
Searsport, Maine 04974
The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, United States, is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and is designed to preserve and educate people regarding Maine’s and Searsport’s rich and unique maritime and shipbuilding history.