List of museums in Maine

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This list of museums in Maine is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

Lists of Maine institutions which are not museums are noted in the "See also" section, below.

To use the sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order; click again for reverse alphabetical order.

Name Location County Region Type Website, Notes
1811 Lincoln County Museum & Old Jail Wiscasset Lincoln Mid Coast Prison Operated by the Lincoln County Historical Association
Abbe Museum Bar Harbor Hancock Down East Native American website, history, culture and crafts of the Wabanaki, two locations
Abbot Historical Society Museum Abbot Piscataquis Maine Highlands History information, town museum in the former Knights of Pythias Hall
Abbott Museum Dexter Penobscot Maine Highlands History information, operated by the Dexter Historical Society
Abbott School (Castine, Maine) Castine Hancock Down East History website, operated by the Castine Historical Society, local history
Acadian Village (Maine) Van Buren Aroostook Maine Lake Country Open air website
Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society Acton York Southern Maine Coast History information, museum located in former school
Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Alexander Washington Down East History information, open by appointment
Alfred Shaker Museum Alfred York Southern Maine Coast Religion Run by the Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum, ongoing restoration of the Shaker Wood, Lumber Storage, and Carriage House
Allagash Historical Society Museum Allagash Aroostook Maine Lake Country History information
Androscoggin Historical Society Auburn Androscoggin Western Maine Mountains History website, museum information
Aroostook County Historical & Art Museum Houlton Aroostook Maine Lake Country History information
Ashland Logging Museum Ashland Aroostook Maine Lake Country Industry information
Bangor Museum and Center for History Bangor Penobscot Maine Highlands History website, local history, photographs, clothing, Civil War artifacts, located in the Thomas A. Hill House and Civil War Museum
Bangor Police Museum Bangor Penobscot Maine Highlands Law enforcement website
Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum Bar Harbor Hancock Down East History website, local history, includes memorabilia, maps, antique clothing and pictures
Bar Harbor Whale Museum Bar Harbor Hancock Down East Natural history Website, whales and seals common to the Gulf of Maine
Barracks Museum Eastport Washington Down East History History of Fort Sullivan, fishing industry, local history
Bates College Museum of Art Lewiston Androscoggin Western Maine Mountains Art Collection includes many Maine artists and Marsden Hartley
Baxter House Museum Gorham Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house
Belfast Museum Belfast Waldo Mid Coast History website, operated by the Belfast Historical Society, local and maritime history, art
Benjamin C. Wilder Farmstead Washburn Aroostook Maine Lake Country Historic house information, operated by the Salmon Brook Historical Society, property also houses Aroostock Agricultural Museum, a barn displaying 1850-1910 farm equipment and tools
Bethel Historical Society's Regional History Center Bethel Oxford Western Maine Mountains History website, located in the O’Neil Robinson House, also operates the early 19th century period Dr. Moses Mason House
Blacksmith Shop Museum Dover-Foxcroft Piscataquis Maine Highlands Industry website, operated by the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society
Blaine House Augusta Kennebec Kennebec Historic house Maine's Governor's Mansion
Blue Hill Historical Society Blue Hill Hancock Down East Historic house website, located at Holt House
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Brunswick Cumberland Mid Coast Art Collections include American, European and non-Western paintings, sculpture, works on paper and decorative arts
Boothbay Railway Village Boothbay Lincoln Mid Coast Railway Website
Boothbay Region Historical Society Boothbay Harbor Lincoln Mid Coast History Website
Brick Store Museum Kennebunk York Southern Maine Coast History Heritage of the Kennebunks including furniture, household items, fine and decorative art, clothing
Brooklin Keeping Historical Society Brooklin Hancock Down East Historical society information, exhibit room
Brooksville Historical Society Brooksville Hancock Down East Historical society information
Brownville Historical Society Brownville Piscataquis Maine Highlands History information
Bryant Stove & Music Museum Thorndike Waldo Mid Coast Collectibles website, antique stoves, antique toy cars, player pianos, music boxes and doll circus with miniature animated units
Bucksport Historical Society Museum Bucksport Hancock Down East History Local history
Burnham Tavern Museum Machias Washington Down East Historic house Late 18th century period tavern with ties to the American Revolutionary War
Burnt Island Light Boothbay Lincoln Mid Coast Maritime Boat trip to island lighthouse with living history docent portraying 1950s keeper's life
Camden Area History Center Camden Knox Mid Coast History information
Caribou Historical Center & Museum Caribou Aroostook Maine Lake Country History information
Castle Tucker Wiscasset Lincoln Mid Coast Historic house Operated by Historic New England, late 19th century period house
Center for Maine Contemporary Art Rockport Knox Mid Coast Art Contemporary art
Chebeague Island Historical Society Chebeague Island Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Local history website Museum of Chebeague History at the District 9 Schoolhouse
Cherryfield-Narrag Historical Society Cherryfield Washington Down East History website, local history
Children's Discovery Museum of Maine Augusta Kennebec Kennebec Children's web
Children's Museum of Maine Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Children's
Clewley Museum Brewer Penobscot Maine Highlands History website, operated by the Brewer Historical Society
Colburn House State Historic Site Pittston Kennebec Kennebec Historic house Managed by the Arnold Expedition Historical Society and owned by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 18th-century house with ties to the American Revolutionary War
Colby College Museum of Art Waterville Kennebec Kennebec Art Part of Colby College, specializes in American and contemporary art
Cole Land Transportation Museum Bangor Penobscot Maine Highlands Transportation website
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site New Harbor Lincoln Mid Coast Multiple Museum with excavated artifacts from Fort William Henry, an early 20th-century reconstruction of a late 17th-century fort, and the excavated remains of 17th- and 18th-century village buildings
Camden-Rockport Historical Society Rockport Knox Mid Coast Open air Also known as the Conway Homestead & Cramer Museum, includes the historic house, history museum, barn with carriages, sleighs and tools, a blacksmith shop and maple sugaring house
Corinth Historical Society Corinth Penobscot Maine Highlands Local history 2 floors of displays, guided tours, Corinth History and Genealogy archives. Admission free, under 13 must be accompanied by adult. website
Counting House Museum South Berwick York Southern Maine Coast Historic house website, home of the Old Berwick Historical Society
Country Store Museum (Maine) Bass Harbor Hancock Down East History website, operated by the Tremont Historical Society
Cranberry House Great Cranberry Island Hancock Down East Local history website, operated by the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
Davistown Museum Liberty Waldo Mid Coast Multi web, tools, art, history
Dead River Area Historical Society Eustis Franklin Maine Lake Country History information, located in Stratton, near Eustis
Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society Deer Isle Hancock Down East Historic house information
Dennys River Historical Society Dennysville Washington Down East Historical society Vestry Museum
Desert of Maine Freeport Cumberland Mid Coast Multiple 40-acre (160,000 m2) tract of exposed glacial silt, includes a sand museum and agriculture museum
Dixfield Historical Society Dixfield Oxford Western Maine Mountains Historical society website
Downeast Heritage Museum Calais Washington Down East History website
Dry Mills Schoolhouse Museum Gray Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Education Mid 19th century period one room schoolhouse
Eagle Island State Historic Site Eagle Island Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house Island with retirement home of Admiral Robert Peary, the polar explorer
Falmouth Heritage Museum Falmouth Cumberland Southern Maine Coast History website, operated by the Falmouth Historical Society
Farnsworth Art Museum Rockland Knox Mid Coast Art American art
Fawcett's Antique Toy & Art Museum Waldoboro Lincoln Mid Coast Toy website, collection of antique toys and original comic art
Fifth Maine Regiment Museum Peaks Island Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Military website
Fishermen’s Museum at Pemaquid Bristol Lincoln Mid Coast Maritime Artifacts of Pemaquid Point Light and area maritime history
Fort Kent Blockhouse Fort Kent Aroostook Maine Lake Country Military Reconstructed early 19th century log blockhouse
Fort Kent Historical Society Museum Fort Kent Aroostook Maine Lake Country Railroad Area railroad history
Fort Knox Prospect Waldo Mid Coast Military Restored mid 19th century fort and visitor center
Fort McClary State Historic Site Kittery Point York Southern Maine Coast Military Mid 19th century blockhouse with exhibits, open in summer
Frenchville Historical Society Frenchville Aroostook Maine Lake Country Railway website
Frenchboro Historical Society Frenchboro Hancock Down East Local history website
Frontier Heritage Historical Society Fort Fairfield Aroostook Maine Lake Country Multi website, operates Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum, Blockhouse Museum, McIntosh One-Room School House, Friends Church
Fryeburg Fair Farm Museum Fryeburg Oxford Western Maine Mountains Agriculture website, open during the Fryeburg Fair, historic farm vehicles, equipment, crafts and trades
Fryeburg Historical Society Museum Fryeburg Oxford Western Maine Mountains Historical society website
Gates House Machiasport Washington Down East Historic house information, home of Machiasport Historical Society
General Henry Knox Museum Thomaston Knox Mid Coast Historic house website, house known as Montpelier
Georgetown Historical Society Georgetown Sagadahoc Mid Coast Local history website
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History Bar Harbor Hancock Down East Natural history website, part of College of the Atlantic
Gibbs Avenue Museum Bridgton Cumberland Southern Maine Coast History website, operated by the Bridgton Historical Society
Gray Historical Society Gray Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historical society website, museum is open on special 'Open House' days and on request
Great Harbor Maritime Museum Northeast Harbor Hancock Down East Maritime information, look under Galleries & Museums
Grist Mill Museum Dexter Penobscot Maine Highlands History website, operated by the Dexter Historical Society, former mill
Guilford Historical Society Guilford Piscataquis Maine Highlands Historical society website
Hamilton House South Berwick York Southern Maine Coast Historic house Operated by Historic New England, late 19th century period house and garden
Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Paris Oxford Western Maine Mountains History website
Hampden Historical Society Hampden Penobscot Maine Highlands Historical society website
Harmon Museum Old Orchard Beach York Southern Maine Coast History information, home to Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
Harpswell Historical Society Museum Harpswell Cumberland Mid Coast History website
Harriman School Museum Sebec Piscataquis Maine Highlands History website, home to the Sebec Historical Society
Harrington House Freeport Cumberland Southern Maine Coast History website, home to Freeport Historical Society
Haystack Historical Society Mapleton Aroostook Maine Lake Country History information
Hendricks Hill Museum Southport Lincoln Mid Coast Historic house website
Hope Historical Society House and Museum Hope Knox Mid Coast Historic house website
Hose 5 Fire Museum Bangor Penobscot Maine Highlands Fire Historic firefighting vehicles and equipment
Hudson Museum Orono Penobscot Maine Highlands Anthropology Part of the University of Maine, cultural art and artifacts with emphasis on Native American and South American artifacts
International Cryptozoology Museum Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Natural history website
Islesboro Historical Society Islesboro Waldo Down East History information, information
Islesford Historical Museum Little Cranberry Island Hancock Down East Local history History of Little Cranberry Island, within the boundaries of Acadia National Park
Jay Historical Society Jay Franklin Maine Lake Country Historic house website, operates the Holmes-Crafts Homestead by appointment only
Jonathan Fisher House Blue Hill Hancock Down East Historic house website
Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum Brunswick Cumberland Mid Coast Historic house Maintained by The Pejepscot Historical Society, 19th century Victorian home
Kennebunkport History Center Kennebunkport York Southern Maine Coast Open air website, operated by Kennebunkport Historical Society, includes Pasco Exhibit Center, Town House School, Clark's Shipwright's Office, Old Jail Cells, Benson Blacksmith Shop
Kenneth E. Stoddard Shell Museum Boothbay Lincoln Mid Coast Natural history information
Kingfield Historical House Kingfield Franklin Maine Lake Country Historic house information
Kittery Historical & Naval Museum Kittery York Southern Maine Coast Maritime website, information, information
Lagerstrom House Woodland Aroostook Maine Lake Country Historic house website
L. C. Bates Museum Hinckley Somerset Somerset Natural history Natural history, archaeology, art and Americana, between Fairfield and Skowhegan
Limington Historical Society Limington York Southern Maine Coast Historical society website, barn museum open seasonally
Lincolnville Historical Society School House Museum Lincolnville Waldo Mid Coast School website
Lindbergh Crate Museum Canaan Somerset Somerset Collectible information, information
Loring Military Heritage Center Limestone Aroostook Maine Lake Country Military History of the former Loring Air Force Base
Lovell Historical Society Lovell Oxford Western Maine Mountains History website, located in the 1839 Kimball-Stanford House
Maine Air Museum Bangor Penobscot Maine Highlands Aviation web
Maine Discovery Museum Bangor Penobscot Maine Highlands Children's
Maine Folklife Center Orono Penobscot Maine Highlands Culture website, part of University of Maine
Maine Forest & Logging Museum Bradley Penobscot Maine Highlands Industry History of forestry in the state, authentic reconstruction of a logging and milling community of the 1790s
Maine Granite Industry Museum Mount Desert Hancock Down East Industry website, article
Maine Historical Society Museum Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast History Changing exhibits about Maine's history, art and culture
Maine Lighthouse Museum Rockland Knox Mid Coast Lighthouse website, collection of lighthouse lenses, lighthouse artifacts and Coast Guard memorabilia
Maine Maritime Museum Bath Sagadahoc Mid Coast Maritime Includes a historic shipyard with five original 19th century buildings and a Victorian-era shipyard owner's home
Maine Military Historical Society Museum Augusta Kennebec Kennebec Military website
Maine Military Museum and Learning Center South Portland York Southern Maine Coast Military website
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Railroad Rolling stock and artifacts from the 2 ft (610 mm) gauge narrow gauge railroads
Maine State Aquarium Boothbay Harbor Lincoln Mid Coast Maine Aquarium website, depicts local marine life in 13 tank exhibits and 2 live touch tanks
Maine State Building Poland Androscoggin Western Maine Mountains Art Operated by the Poland Spring Preservation Society, changing art exhibits in a building that was originally at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
Maine State Museum Augusta Kennebec Kennebec Multiple State history and culture, Native American culture, natural history, industry
Mainely Critters Wildlife Museum Dixfield Oxford Western Maine Mountains Natural history information
Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum Livermore Falls Androscoggin Western Maine Mountains Industry website
Margaret Chase Smith Library Skowhegan Somerset Somerset Biographical website, includes museum with artifacts from life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith
Marrett House Standish Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house Operated by Historic New England, 19th century period house
Mason House Bethel Oxford Western Maine Mountains Historic house website, operated by the Bethel Historical Society, also known as the Dr. Moses Mason House
Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage Union Knox Mid Coast Agriculture website
McLellan-Sweat Mansion Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house Part of the Portland Museum of Art, 19th-century house featuring 19th-century American paintings and decorative arts
Meetinghouse Museum Wells York Southern Maine Coast History website, home of Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit
Mexico Historical Society Mexico Oxford Western Maine Mountains Historic house website
Milbridge Historical Museum Milbridge Washington Down East History website
Millinocket Historical Society Millinocket Penobscot Maine Highlands History website, developing the Millinocket Town Museum
Milo Historical Society Milo Piscataquis Maine Highlands History website, permanent exhibits of local history, industry and cultural life
Monhegan Museum Monhegan Lincoln Mid Coast History website, natural, social, industrial, cultural, and artistic history of Monhegan
Monmouth Museum (Maine) Monmouth Kennebec Kennebec Open air website
Moosehead Historical Museum Greenville Piscataquis Maine Highlands History website, housed in the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House
Moosehead Marine Museum Greenville Piscataquis Maine Highlands Maritime website, features cruises on the steamboat Katahdin
Mount Desert Oceanarium Bar Harbor Hancock Down East Industry website, includes Maine Lobster Museum and lobster hatchery
Mount Desert Oceanarium Southwest Harbor Hancock Down East Industry website, includes Marine Aquarium and Fisherman's Museum
Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel Lille Aroostook Maine Lake Country Historic site website, historic wooden Catholic church
Museum L-A Lewiston Androscoggin Western Maine Mountains Industry Textile and area industry and labor heritage
Museum of African Culture Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Culture Sub-Saharan African tribal art
Museum of Yarmouth History Yarmouth Cumberland Southern Maine Coast History website
Museums of Old York York York Southern Maine Coast Open air website, nine historic museum buildings including the Old York Gaol, a nature preserve, contemporary art gallery and restored gardens, operated by the Old York Historical Society
Musical Wonder House Wiscasset Lincoln Mid Coast Collectibles website, 5000+ restored musical boxes, player grand pianos and organs, spring-wound phonographs, musical birds, porcelains, furniture, clocks, steins, whistlers and even a musical painting
Naples Historical Society Naples Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historical society website, museum open in summer
Narramissic Bridgton Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house website, operated by the Bridgton Historical Society, also known as the Peabody-Fitch Farm
Neal Dow Memorial Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house 19th century headquarters of the Maine Woman's Christian Temperance Union
New England Museum of Telephones Ellsworth Hancock Down East Industry website
New Sweden Historical Society Museum New Sweden Aroostook Maine Lake Country History website
Nickels-Sortwell House Wiscasset Lincoln Mid Coast Historic house Operated by Historic New England, 19th-century house with Colonial Revival furnishings
Nobleboro Historical Center Nobleboro Lincoln Mid Coast History website
Nordica Homestead Museum Farmington Franklin Maine Lake Country Historic house information, information, information, birthplace of diva Lillian Nordica
Norridgewock Historical Society Museum Norridgewock Somerset Somerset History website
Northeast Historic Film Museum Bucksport Hancock Down East Media website, located in the Alamo Theater
Northern Maine Museum of Science Presque Isle Aroostook Maine Lake Country Natural history Part of the University of Maine at Presque Isle, exhibits include biology, mathematics, physical science, astronomy, chemistry, geology, forestry, agriculture
Northern Timber Cruisers Antique Snowmobile Museum Millinocket Penobscot Maine Highlands Transportation web, snowmobiles from the 1960s and a 1943 Toboggan
Nott House Kennebunkport York Southern Maine Coast Historic house website, operated by Kennebunkport Historical Society
Nowetah's American Indian Museum New Portland Somerset Somerset Native American information
Nylander Museum Caribou Aroostook Maine Lake Country Natural history website
Oakfield Railroad Museum Oakfield Aroostook Maine Lake Country Railway Bangor and Aroostook Railroad artifacts and history
Observer Building Museum Dover-Foxcroft Piscataquis Maine Highlands History website, operated by the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society
Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit York Southern Maine Coast Art American art, open only in summer
Ogunquit Heritage Museum Ogunquit York Southern Maine Coast History website, located at the Captain James Winn House
Old Fort Western Augusta Kennebec Kennebec History 18th century log fort with house and store, costumed interpreters
Old Post Office (Liberty, Maine) Liberty Waldo Mid Coast History Local history, operated by the Liberty Historical Society on Saturdays in the summer
Old Town Museum Old Town Penobscot Maine Highlands History website, local history
Olson House Cushing Knox Mid Coast Historic house Subject of numerous works of art by Andrew Wyeth, including Christina's World, operated by the Farnsworth Art Museum
Orland Historical Society Orland Hancock Down East Historical society information
Owls Head Transportation Museum Owls Head Knox Mid Coast Transportation web
Page Farm & Home Museum Orono Penobscot Maine Highlands Historic house Owned by University of Maine, industry, agriculture, economy and home life of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Patten Lumbermen's Museum Patten Penobscot Maine Highlands Industry web
Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum Brunswick Cumberland Mid Coast Anthropological Part of Bowdoin College, Inuit art and artifacts from the Arctic explorations of Robert Peary and Donald Baxter MacMillan
Pejepscot Museum Brunswick Cumberland Mid Coast History website, maintained by The Pejepscot Historical Society, history of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell
Pelletier-Marquis House St. Agatha Aroostook Maine Lake Country Historic house information
Penobscot Marine Museum Searsport Waldo Mid Coast Maritime 19th century village buildings with displays of boats, fishing artifacts, 19th century Victorian period house, ship models, scrimshaw, marine art
Penobscot Nation Museum Old Town Penobscot Maine Highlands Native American website, located on Indian Island
Pettengill Farm Freeport Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Farm website, owned by the Freeport Historical Society
Phillips Historical Society Phillips Franklin Maine Lake Country Railway website
Portland Fire Museum Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Fire Operated by the Portland Veteran Firemen's Association, historic firefighting vehicles and equipment
Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Lighthouse Museum with lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays, adjacent to Fort Williams Park
Portland Museum of Art Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Art American and European fine and decorative arts, and the L. D. M. Sweat Memorial Galleries
Presque Isle Air Museum Presque Isle Aroostook Maine Lake Country Aviation website, history of Presque Isle Air Force Base
Presque Isle Historical Society Presque Isle Aroostook Maine Lake Country Historical society website, restoring fire station as a local history and cultural museum
Project Puffin Visitor Center Rockland Knox Mid Coast Natural history Features a live video display of puffins and other seabirds from Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, natural history displays, the seabird conservation work done by the National Audubon Society and others
Quoddy Dam Model Museum Eastport Washington Down East Technology website, operated by the Border Historical Society
Quoddy Maritime Museum Eastport Washington Down East Maritime information
Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum Rangeley Franklin Maine Lake Country Industry information
Raye's Mustard Mill Museum Eastport Washington Down East Industry website, working mustard mill museum and mustard shop
Raymond-Casco Historical Society Casco Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Local history website, operates the Friends Schoolhouse
Readfield Historical Society and Museum Readfield Kennebec Kennebec Local history website
Redington Museum Waterville Kennebec Kennebec Historic house Operated by the Waterville Historical Society, 19th-century house with collections of furniture, accessories, household artifacts, toys, tools, and weapons
Rier Sardine Museum Lubec Washington Down East Industry information, information
Robinson House (Maine) Bethel Oxford Western Maine Mountains Historic house website, operated by the Bethel Historical Society, also known as the O’Neil Robinson House
Rufus Porter Museum Bridgton Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Art Home of folk artist Rufus Porter
Ruggles House Columbia Falls Washington Down East Historic house 19th-century period house with many original family furnishings
Rumford Historical Society Museum Rumford Oxford Western Maine Mountains School website, also known as the Lufkin School Museum
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village New Gloucester Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Religious Includes Shaker Museum
Saco Museum Saco York Southern Maine Coast Multi website, regional museum of fine and decorative arts and historic artifacts, formerly known as the York Museum
St. Agathe Historical Society Museum Saint Agatha Aroostook Maine Lake Country History website
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad Phillips Franklin Maine Lake Country Railway Heritage railroad and equipment
Sarah Orne Jewett House South Berwick York Southern Maine Coast Historic house Operated by Historic New England, features a blend of 18th-century architecture, antiques, and old wallpapers with furnishings showing the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement
Sayward-Wheeler House York Harbor York Southern Maine Coast Historic house Operated by Historic New England, 18th century period house
Scarborough Historical Society and Museum Scarborough Cumberland Southern Maine Coast History website
Seal Cove Auto Museum Seal Cove Hancock Down East Automotive website, antique cars and motorcycles with a special emphasis on the Brass Era car (1895-1917)
Seashore Trolley Museum Kennebunkport York Southern Maine Coast Railway Mass transit vehicles including trolley cars, rapid transit trains, trolley buses and motor buses
Sebago Historical Society Sebago Cumberland Southern Maine Coast History website
Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Museum Sedgwick Hancock Down East History information
Ski Museum of Maine Farmington Franklin Maine Lake Country Sports Ski equipment, artifacts and memorabilia
Skolfield-Whittier House Brunswick Cumberland Mid Coast Historic house Maintained by The Pejepscot Historical Society, 19th century Victorian home
Skowhegan History House Skowhegan Somerset Somerset History website
Skyline Farm North Yarmouth Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Transportation website, living carriage museum with an antique carriage & sleigh collection
Snowman School House Woodland Aroostook Maine Lake Country School website
Somesville Museum Mount Desert Island Hancock Down East History website, operated by Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Sound School House Museum Mount Desert Island Hancock Down East History website, operated by Mount Desert Island Historical Society
South Bristol Historical Society South Bristol Lincoln Mid Coast Historical society website, operates museum with local artifacts and genealogy center
Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Littleton Aroostook Maine Lake Country Agriculture website
South Portland Historical Society South Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historical society Working to establish a permanent local history museum
St Croix Historical Society Calais Washington Down East Historic house website, operates Dr. Job Holmes Cottage & Museum
Stanley Museum Kingfield Franklin Maine Lake Country History web, steam cars, air-brush portraits, paintings, photographs
Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary Ellsworth Hancock Down East Historic house web, includes Stanwood Homestead Museum, home of ornithologist Cordelia Stanwood and the Richmond Nature Center
Stockholm Historical Society Museum Stockholm Aroostook Maine Lake Country History website
Tante Blanche Museum Madawaska Aroostook Maine Lake Country Open air website, operated by the Madawaska Historical Society
Tate House Museum Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house Mid 18th century period house
Thomaston Historical Society Thomaston Knox Mid Coast History website, houses a library and museum
Tides Institute and Museum of Art Eastport Washington Down East Art website, art, architecture and history, collections include paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, Passamaquoddy and Micmac basketry, architectural documentation and artifacts, ship models, maps, furniture, musical instruments
Umbrella Cover Museum Peaks Island Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Collectible Features over 600 umbrella covers
Union Historical Society Union Knox Mid Coast Historic house website, headquartered in the Robins House
University of Maine Museum of Art Bangor Penobscot Maine Highlands Art Focuses on American mid-20th century works on paper
University of Southern Maine Art Gallery Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Art website, operated by the University of Southern Maine
University of Southern Maine Art Gallery Gorham Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Art website, operated by the University of Southern Maine
University of Southern Maine Atrium Gallery Lewiston Androscoggin Western Maine Mountains Art website, operated by the University of Southern Maine
Victoria Mansion Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house Also known as Morse-Libby House, late 19th century Victorian mansion
Vinalhaven Historical Society Museum Vinalhaven Knox Mid Coast History website
Wadsworth-Longfellow House Portland Cumberland Southern Maine Coast Historic house Operated by the Maine Historical Society, home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Waponahki Tribal Museum Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation Washington Down East Native American website, operated by the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center Livermore Androscoggin Western Maine Mountains Living Mid 19th century period mansion, farm and schoolhouse
Wells Auto Museum Wells York Southern Maine Coast Automotive website, over 80 antique and classic cars
Wendell Gilley Museum Southwest Harbor Hancock Down East Art Wooden bird carvings by Wendell Gilley as well as other artists
West Quoddy Head Light House Visitor Center Lubec Washington Down East Maritime History of the lighthouse
Wilhelm Reich Museum Rangeley Franklin Maine Lake Country Biographical Also known as Orgonon, home of scientist Wilhelm Reich
Willowbrook Museum Village Newfield York Southern Maine Coast Open air Restored country village with two historic houses and their barns, a reproduction schoolhouse and bandstand, trade shops and carriages
Wilson Museum Castine Hancock Down East Multiple Exhibits include history, natural history, cultural, and historic houses John Perkins House, Blacksmith Shop and Hearse House
Wilton Farm & Home Museum Wilton Franklin Maine Lake Country History website, operated by the Wilton Historical Society, displays include farm tools, Maine bottles, homemaking, military uniforms, clothing, bedrooms
Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum Alna Lincoln Mid Coast Railway 2 ft (0.61 m) (610 mm) gauge heritage railway and museum
Woodlawn Museum Ellsworth Hancock Down East Historic house Collections reflect three generations of the Black family from 1802 to 1928
Woolwich History Museum Woolwich Sagadahoc Mid Coast History website, 19th century rural life museum operated by the Woolwich Historical Society

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  1. ^ http://antiquesandthearts.com/TT-2003-09-23-12-27-02p1 Glass Museum in Maine Found in Contempt of Court Order, Sept. 23, 2003
  2. ^ http://www.lakesregionofmaine.gen.me.us/richardbuck/see&do/jonesmuseum.html A Jewel in a Pastoral Setting, 1997
  3. ^ http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/museum/mlh_landingpage.htm Museum of Lighthouse History... Our collection has moved into the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland Maine!
  4. ^ http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/museum/mlmalf121306.htm Consolidation Will Create America’s Largest Lighthouse Museum
  5. ^ http://lighthouse.cc/shorevillage/ Shore Village Museum homepage
  6. ^ http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/newsroom/kenblack_012907.htm Kenneth N. Black, “Mr. Lighthouse,” Passes Away at 83
  7. ^ http://www.bangordailynews.com/news/t/lifestyle.aspx?articleid=150604&zoneid=14 Bangor Daily News, June 5, 2007, Article referencing defunct museum