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The Wilson Museum, Castine

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web

Open May 27 - September 30

Weekdays 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday & Sunday 2 - 5 PM

John Perkins House and Blacksmith Shop

Open July and August 2-5 PM


Building on the legacy of its founding family, the Wilson Museum uses its diverse collections and learning experiences to stimulate exploration of the natural history and cultures of the Penobscot Bay region and the world.

In addition to the museum itself, the campus includes the John Perkins House, a blacksmith shop, and other exhibit/demonstration buildings.

Free, with the exception of guided tours of the Perkins House which are $5 per person.
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  • Large collection now just east coast. Many southwest Indian, Alaskan and other cultures represented. Building is beautiful. Classes and exhibits in season. 
  • I dropped in this little museum while visiting Castine, expecting it to be somewhat pedestrian. To my surprise, the exhibits were most varied and entertaining. It is a real gem. 
  • Really this is a place made to house a private collection of objects and art collected by the williams family on their life time. It's and example of a time when just about anything of historical or c...  read more »
  • Parents just returned from here. Fabulous! Better than the Native American Smithsonian Institute exhibit.
  • We enjoyed the house tour and the exploration of this small museum. House tour guide was very knowledgeable and very willing to answer any questions.
  • small museum. Worth a stop and fun for the kids. Treasure hunt for the family.
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