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Wilson Museum

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Fascinating lagniappe

Very excellent gem of a little-known museum--something for everyone, based on the far-flung travels... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
OnAir655341
Worth the Time!

Small museum in Castine. Local items are what we found most interesting. The rest of the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Katherine M
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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 August 2015

A hidden gem on a backstreet in Castine. Fortunately, Castine isn't such a big place, so while we were driving around looking at all the gorgeous and charming homes on a rainy afternoon, we stumbled upon the Wilson Museum and found it a perfect place...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

1  Thank Emily P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arriving in downtown Castine, we made a short drive to the Wilson Museum, passing a number of beautiful homes on our way, that houses Dr. John Wilson's eclectic collections of artifacts gathered from around the world. 3 additional buildings, including a blacksmith shop, but...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very excellent gem of a little-known museum--something for everyone, based on the far-flung travels of the fascinating Wilson family.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Small museum in Castine. Local items are what we found most interesting. The rest of the collection is stuff you can see in any natural history museum, but it still was worth a look. Staff are friendly and informative. I'm glad we stopped!

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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

Thank Ariella N
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

1  Thank Emily P
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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.

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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

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