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Castine Historical Society

15 School Street, Abbott School, Castine, ME 04421
+1 207-326-4118
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Terrific exhibits in a beautiful building

There is a terrific exhibit right now "Castine's Devoted Women, about two Castine women who were... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
KRBSilverSpring
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Silver Spring, Maryland
So Impressive

This town is like opening a history book.... So much history up and down the streets and this... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
2013TravelinFool
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Yuma, Arizona
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The exhibits at the Castine Historical Society help bring the rich history of Castine to life. The permanent collection includes "The Penobscot Expedition", a multi-media presentation and display about the 1779 naval battle between the British and Colonial forces. Learn about the battle's disastrous outcome for the Americans and the controversial role Paul Revere played during this battle. The Society also hosts temporary exhibits on topics of Castine history drawing from it's vast collections. Special town historic walking tours are held Saturday mornings in July and August or can be arranged for groups with pre-booking. The Society is open from early June - Columbus Day. Researchers may access the archives by appointment throughout the winter
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7 Sep 2017
“Terrific exhibits in a beautiful building”
2 Sep 2016
“So Impressive”
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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15 School Street, Abbott School, Castine, ME 04421
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a terrific exhibit right now "Castine's Devoted Women, about two Castine women who were life long partners, suffragettes, social reformers, and important political activist. Very interesting and worth the time. Also a fine exhibit about the battles for Castine.More

Thank KRBSilverSpring
BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words about the Castine Historical Society and our exhibit. Our 2018 season exhibit will continue on last year's theme. The title will be Castine's Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service. We hope you can come back and see how...More

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.

1  Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 24 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...More

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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.

Thank Kwajkid
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 11 September 2015

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

Thank Ginny H
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.

Thank bulldog666
Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank Beachlover8072
Reviewed 31 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!

Thank Rusty B
Reviewed 28 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!

Thank Beachfan48
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