Our Favorite Unique Museums in Maine
Whether you are a longtime resident or an avid tourist, we are willing to bet you haven’t been to all of these museums in the Pine Tree State. Check out our list of some of the most unique museums that preserve everything from history and culture to local artifacts.
International Cryptozoology Museum
This Portland museum is the place to go for all things involving Bigfoot, Nessie and other legendary monsters, local and abroad.
Fawcett’s Antique Toy and Art Museum
Looking to expand your vintage collection? This museum collects, displays and sells an extensive variety of old toys and items in Waldoboro.
Kenneth E. Stoddard Shell Museum
This isn’t just your typical shell collection, this particular museum is actually housed inside a covered bridge in Boothbay.
Peary Macmillan Arctic Museum
This gallery in Bowdoin College is the only museum in the lower 48 states that exclusively displays arctic artifacts.
Thomson Ice House Harvesting Museum
Every year a group of people gather in S. Bristol to watch a genuine historical re-enactment of ice harvesting. This event is sure to make you grateful for your refrigerator!
Seashore Trolley Museum
The world’s oldest and most extensive collection of mass transit vehicles is located right in Kennebunkport.
Blacksmith Shop Museum
This small smithy shop run by the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society is one of the few remaining historical places of it’s kind that still boasts a majority of its original equipment.
Project Puffin Center
Learn about all about these funny arctic birds at this Audubon Center in Rockland.
Portland Head Light Museum
Located in the old keeper’s quarters, this museum exhibits the history of Maine’s oldest surviving lighthouse.
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