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Great history lesson

Very interesting, sad for the town to have this huge workplace closed. The gentleman that gave us... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Joan K
Seymour, Connecticut
Friendly and Interesting bit of History

We found this place 15 minutes after their closing time but the host was kind enough to not only... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
George P
Cumberland Center, Maine
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25 Jul 2018
“Great history lesson”
5 Aug 2018
“Interesting Local History”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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50 Water St, Lubec, ME 04652-1143
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

The McCurdy Smokehouse Museum is a fascinating place to visit for anyone with an interest in the history of Maine or the fishing industry. We stumbled upon the museum while staying overnight in Lubec last week and were delighted with our visit there. The tour...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This stop doesn't take long (30 minutes) but it is worth the quick stop to learn the local history of the waterfront. The husband and wife team were very knowledgeable.

Thank terrijeanhooper
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Very interesting, sad for the town to have this huge workplace closed. The gentleman that gave us the tour was very knowledgeable. It had employed so many of the locals from Lubec and surrounding towns. It seemed to be hard work also and could be...More

Thank Joan K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We found this place 15 minutes after their closing time but the host was kind enough to not only let us tour the facility but gave an interesting presentation on the history of herring smoking Downeast.

Thank George P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sadly, the last herring smokehouse was forced to close back in the fifties, but the memories--and aromas--live on. Delia will fill in many details about this place, barely standing but held together by donations and the members of Lubec Landmarks. A must see. We go...More

Thank moosieme
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a very interesting museum for a long-established business in Lubec. FDA shut down 100 years of technique, pride, work, etc. Such a shame... Well, this is an informative museum, which includes a lovely film. We had the pleasure of being there on a...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was such a neat experience to see what Lubec used to be! We loved this little tour! The museum still smelled of smoke from back i the day!

Thank Janai S
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were very impressed by the expertise of the staff. She was very friendly, taking us on a tour of the museum, and engaging in great discussion with my friends and I. The museum is a wealth of history.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Here in Lubec, ME, the easternmost town in the USA, sits the last sardine smokehouse in the USA! This is a modest preservation, but most informative! (I sadly admit having walked past it countless times over the past 5+ years, but this time a friend...More

Thank 12bobs
Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you are in Lubec or visit Lubec this museum should be your first choice on your to do list. Only small but as you enter the smell of the smoke house is there in all its glory. We visited 9th july 2016, we came...More

Thank HarleyRider
Reviewed 2 February 2016

My family visited this museum in August of 2015 and we found it interesting and educational. There was a film about the history of the smokehouse and Lubec followed by a narrated tour by a museum guide who was very personable and informative. There were...More

Thank Wayne B
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