The Beauty of the Midcoast Maine Area
The grounds have a formal English garden, antique car restoration facility, two acre mountain spring fed pond and private hiking trails.
Searsport was settled in the late 18th Century and incorporated as a town in 1845. It has nearly 10 miles of coastline on Penobscot Bay, which has been a major influence on the town's development. Sears Island, over 900 acres in size is connected to the mainland by a causeway.
During Searsport's early history, its major industry was shipbuilding and cargo handling. The seaport town was famous for its sea captains in the mid-1800's and was once home to ten percent of all American deep-water shipmasters. These sea captains traveled the world and brought home their treasures which are on display at the Penobscot Marine Museum Today, Searsport is a quiet community of 3000 residents who enjoy a 4 season environment. (http://searsport.maine.gov/)
Things to Do in the Area
Take a heritage walking tour of the Town of Searsport, Maine and visit 17 of our many historic places. The Museum In The Streets is designed as a bilingual history walking tour. The text on all the panels is in both English and French.
Head of the Bay Business Alliance
Informational Website with lots of great tourist information.
Moose Point State Park is a day-use public recreation area overlooking Penobscot Bay in Searsport, Maine, located off U.S. Route 1 near the Belfast town line. The state park features panoramic views, hiking trails, tidal pools, and picnicking facilities.
Sears Island, is located off the coast of Searsport and is the largest undeveloped, uninhabited, causeway-accessible island on the eastern coast of the United States. It is 940 acres (3.8 km2) in area. It is part of the Town of Searsport.
The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, United States, is Maine's oldest maritime museum and is designed to preserve and educate people regarding Maine's and Searsport's rich and unique maritime and shipbuilding history. It was founded in 1936, and is located at 5 Church Street in the center of Searsport.
The Fort Point Lighthouse, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. A lighthouse at this point has served as an active aid to navigation since 1835; the present lighthouse dates to 1857.
Fort Knox State Historic Site, is located on the western bank of the Penobscot River in the town of Prospect, Maine, about 5 miles (8.0 km) from the mouth of the river. Built between 1844 and 1869, it was the first fort in Maine built entirely of granite; most previous forts used wood, earth, and stone. Fort Knox also serves as the entry site for the observation tower of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge that opened to the public in 2007.