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Wilson Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lovely place!

I was just ambling down Perkins when I happened on this lovely museum! Wonderful staff and well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ariella N
Worth the visit

What a wonderful story and a gem of a place. If you or your kids enjoy geology, you really need to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tucker B
Charleston, South Carolina
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  • Average6%
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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
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120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME 04421
+1 207-326-9247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just ambling down Perkins when I happened on this lovely museum! Wonderful staff and well worth a visit!

Thank Ariella N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Tucker B
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Anita P
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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

Thank mekopp
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a wonderful small local museum packed with interesting artifacts -- lots of rocks and minerals to view and touch too! I would definitely recommend visiting.

Thank StandingRoomOnly
Reviewed 7 February 2018

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

Thank PostPainter
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

Thank KRBSilverSpring
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to visit, very interesting with lots of good exhibits. On the weekends they have a real working blacksmith and a person turning wood.

Thank Resort276668
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great collection, knowledgeable attendants, family friendly, and admission is free but donations are welcomed.

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