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Castine Historical Society

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Fabulous little museum

We saw a well curated and thought-provoking exhibit about two women who played important roles in... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
cornwall90
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NYC
A gem of a little museum

I love visiting small town history museums. Especially this one, Castine has an extremely rich and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
howemark
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Upton, Massachusetts
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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...more
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17 School Street, Abbott School, Castine, ME 04421
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We saw a well curated and thought-provoking exhibit about two women who played important roles in the suffrage and social justice movements in the early 20th century.

Thank cornwall90
BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed this year's exhibit on Castine's Devoted Women. Come back next year for our new exhibit on maritime Castine in the 19th century.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

I love visiting small town history museums. Especially this one, Castine has an extremely rich and interesting maritime history. This one was in a beautiful old building, open even on Saturday and easily toured in 20 to 30 minutes. This one offered an informative and...More

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BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much for your nice comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and seeing our exhibits. Next year we will have a new exhibit on Maritime Castine (this year's focuses on women of Castine). We are also glad that the docent...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful exhibit highlighting key women of Castine from the past and present. Lessons for today. Don’t miss this.

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BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed the exhibit and hope you will return next year for our new exhibit on maritime Castine.

Reviewed 3 August 2018

An impressive museum with well thought out and presented exhibits. I loved learning about 2 women who were so far ahead of their time, and then seeing the connections to contemporary women who see problems in society and work to resolve them. We need to...More

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BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for your positive review and we are so glad you enjoyed the exhibit. We hope you will come back next year to see our new exhibit on Maritime trade in Castine in the 19th century.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

A must stop, especially for every woman and girl visiting Castine! The detailed exhibits illustrate the dedication of our forefathers and women resulting in benefits and opportunities today. The volunteer docents are friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Spend time reviewing this history, it will help you...More

Thank Patgardener
BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the historical society and our exhibit for this year, "Castine's Devoted Women." We hope you will return next year when we will have an exhibit on Castine in the great age of sail.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Had a great experience here over the July 4th week. The exhibits were detailed and fascinating, and the staff was friendly and welcoming.

Thank dominicwchall
BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Historical Society, its exhibits and the staff.

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Visit this place on the Village Green of lovely Castine, ME. A friendly guide will help you learn about the Penobscot Expedition and the history of notable residents. There is a very small book/gift corner and donations are appreciated. Rest rooms are available for visitors,...More

Thank Maggie K
BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review of the Castine Historical Society. Our current exhibit, "Castine's Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service" does bring the history of women of Castine right up to the present. We do like to connect the past with...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

For a small town historical society, this is absolutely incredible. The quality of the exhibits is excellent, pertinent not only to the local area but nationwide. I meet many interesting people here who are amazed at the research and presentation of the material. If you're...More

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BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for your nice words Karen. We open our doors to people from all over the world to see our high quality exhibits on Castine.

Reviewed 30 June 2018

On a recent trip to Maine, I stopped at the Castine Historical Society museum and toured the facility. The museum is excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful. An exhibit on women who shaped Castine was well done and deserves a second look. I...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A beautiful setting on the Castine Town Common. The town is rich in history and the Society does a wonderful job showcasing many different aspects with various exhibits. If you come to Castine make a stop at CHS on the top of your list! The...More

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BelleauLakeGal, Manager at Castine Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed visiting the Castine Historical Society.

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