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Wilson Museum

120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME 04421
+1 207-326-9247
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Wilson Museum - a fine small eclectic museum

This museum is based on the personal collection of scientist and archeologist Dr. Wilson and has... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
PostPainter
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Fort Myers, Florida
Very interesting

We stopped by expecting a museum on the many forts of Castine. What we found was an intriguing... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
KRBSilverSpring
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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); open July & August, Wednesdays & Sundays, 2-5pm.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME 04421
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Reviewed February 6, 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

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Reviewed September 7, 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

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Reviewed August 13, 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.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Great stop on a rainy day. It's free so how can you complain. My son loves geology so the rock collection kept him busy for a long time.

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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Too bad all small towns couldn't have an interesting little museum like this! Housed in a brick building with a beautiful vaulted wood ceiling right on the cliff's edge, it presents an eclectic and impressive anthropological collection from around the country (and globe) as well...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Interesting collection - lots of activities for kids as well if you are there at the right times. Nice stop in for families.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Enjoyed the mixed collection. Just happened by though as they had a lecture on colonial era cooking. Fascenating! Friday we plan to go back for Maine herbs and wildflowers.

Thank Larry L
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

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 innovative ways they handled shoeing farm animals.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

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.

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