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Castine Historical Society

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Address: Abbott School, Castine Town Common, Castine, ME 04421
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+1 207-326-4118
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Permanent collection includes "The Penobscot Expedition", a...

Permanent collection includes "The Penobscot Expedition", a multi-media presentation and display accounting the events of 1779 that led up to this disastrous chapter in American history including the controversial role of Paul Revere. Temporary exhibits revolve around local culture and interest drawing from the vast archives of the society. Special Group walking tours can be arranged. Open July1 - Labor Day, 10-4 M-Sat., 1-4 Sun., Closed Mondays.

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So Impressive

This town is like opening a history book.... So much history up and down the streets and this circular drive. Enjoyed so much all the sites.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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Yuma, Arizona

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This town is like opening a history book.... So much history up and down the streets and this circular drive. Enjoyed so much all the sites.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited the quaint town of Castine while on a trip to Acadia National Park. Castine is a charming historical town with a picturesque harbor, several nice restaurants and a little park in the center of the town where the Historical Society has a very interesting museum.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Does a nice job of explaining local history with signs. No exhibits per se, but they try. Enthusiastic docent have good bits of info.

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Blue Hill, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Sponsoring the visit of the replica of Lafayette's ship, the French frigate "Hermione," this small society did an outstanding job. Many events and exhibitions added to the actual ship visit, amazing in itself.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

A nice little museum dedicated to the history of the worst American Naval defeat prior to Pearl Harbor

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South Hero, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The exhibits focus on Castine's seafaring history and should not be missed. Of particular interest was information about the the French ship Herminone.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

If you are interested in the history of Castine, this museum is the place to go. This was my second visit and the exhibits are changed periodically. Castine has a fascinating history beginning about 1620 and was key during the revolutionary war. You'll learn some information on Paul Revere that isn't in all our history books.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Much attention has been paid to the research, founding and presentation of Castine, the town. Excellent source of information. It is amazing to learn the importance of this beautiful charming town. Well done Historical Society!

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Finger Lakes, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Enjoyed seeing a nicely done video that explains the history of Fort George. New exhibit showcases the 1779 battle between the British and the Colonists for Fort George. Well done!

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Thank Beachfan48
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

The day we visited the museum was closed but a docent was passing by, saw us looking at the building, opened it for us, and gave us a fascinating tour and spiel.

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