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The Wilson Museum, Castine

(30+ reviews on the web)
Specialty Museum
Hours:

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

Mission:

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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The museum was very interesting with the large collection of history from centuries back. Set on the coast it has a wonderful view. There is also a blacksmiths barn across the street with some innovat...  more »
  • This was such an interesting place. A lot of history and artifact. Learned the origin of many Castine townspeople. Museum keeper was so nice to let us tour this museum.  more »
  • Large collection now just east coast. Many southwest Indian, Alaskan and other cultures represented. Building is beautiful. Classes and exhibits in season.  more »
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  • 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.