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Outstanding collection on cultural development from prehistory to local history. Open May 27-September 30; Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm. John Perkins House (historic home with guided tours) and Blacksmith Shop (working smithy...more
The museum has a wonderful collection of artifacts as the family was into archaeology. It was neat to see the history of the area plus items that have been collected from all over the world.
However here is where the museum lost points for me:...More
What a wonderful story and a gem of a place. If you or your kids enjoy geology, you really need to check this out. More types of rock than you could imagine! A wonderful collection from around the world and some workshops to enjoy when...More
We found the collection very interesting especially the Indian craft arts. The founder and his family have a fascinating history. A great place on the harbor to spend some time learning local history. Across the road is a learning center and boatbuilding works.
On a recent walk through Castine Maine we peeked inside the Wilson Museum. What a great collection of artifacts. There's a little bit of everything and the displays are done so professionally. The display cases are done so well that it almost looks like there...More
This museum is based on the personal collection of scientist and archeologist Dr. Wilson and has been expanded to include artifacts and history of the immediate area. Castine is the oldest town in New England, settled by the French as a fort and trading post...More
We stopped by expecting a museum on the many forts of Castine. What we found was an intriguing family history, a world wide collection of archeological artifacts, a terrific downstairs room filled with the tools of the local inhabitants, and a lovely view. Also, that...More