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Wilson Museum

The Wilson Museum offers exhibits and programs on local history, world cultures, and archaeology.

The Wilson Museum Welcomes You!

Meet a 460-million-year-old trilobite. Marvel at a Neanderthal stone axe. Imagine yourself creating a meal in Phebe Perkins’ kitchen. Encounter Indigenous cultures from around the world. Listen for the ring of the village blacksmith’s hammer. Shape wood with a traditional hand tool. Smell the sea air off Penobscot Bay. And so much more!

Founded in 1921 by Castine summer resident and geologist Dr. J. Howard Wilson, the Wilson Museum invites you to forge connections across history, places, and cultures. From million-year old fossils to Bagaduce River horseshoe crabs, from the tools of early humans to Castine’s local history, from the shores of Penobscot Bay to people around the world, the collections, exhibits, and programs at the Wilson Museum feed curiosity and provide multi-sensory, immersive learning experiences. Visitors of all ages can tour an early Castine home, watch craftspeople and artisans demonstrate traditional skills and tools, and engage in hands-on learning.

Our mission: Building on the legacy of its founding family, the Wilson Museum uses its diverse collections and resources to provide learning experiences to stimulate exploration of the history and cultures of the Penobscot Bay region and world.

  • Address 107 Perkins Street
    Castine, Maine 04421
  • Phone 207-326-9247
  • Website
  • Payments Accepted Cash, check, credit card
  • Hours Museum & Perkins Gallery May 27 - September 30 Weekdays 10 am - 5 pm, Weekends 2 - 5 pm Perkins House Tours and Living History Days July and August Wednesdays and Sundays 2 - 5 pm

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