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Penobscot Marine Museum

2 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974

Penobscot Marine Museum is in the historic seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Eight of our twelve exhibit buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. We have the largest camera obscura in Maine. Our permanent exhibits include a beautifully furnished ship captain's house, an exquisite collection of Buttersworth marine paintings, scrimshaw, 19th century Chinese and Japanese pottery, paintings and textiles, traditional small water craft, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom vegetable garden. The museum has over 140,000 historic photographs, and a maritime history research library. The Museum is open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third weekend in October.