Things to do


LINKS AROUND ROCKLAND


Museums

vGeneral Henry Knox Museum
Montpelier
207-354-8062
Rt. 1
Mail: P.O. Box 326
Thomaston, 04861

General Henry Knox Museum houses artifacts of the Knox family including furniture, portraits, silver, porcelain, ledgers, Revolutionary War mementos and the largest collection of 18th century furniture by Benjamin Frothingham. These items are displayed in the reconstruction of what was once called "the most beautiful house in Maine; perhaps the most beautiful house in all of New England." Almost all of the 22 rooms of the museum are open to the public.

vFarnsworth Art Museum (207) 596-6457
352 Main St.
Rockland

The New Wyeth Center opened on June 21, 1998. American art. Its distinguished collection of over 5000 works spans three centuries. There are significant artworks by 19th. century landscape and marine artists N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. There are works by Hopper, Nevelson, Indiana, Bellows, and numerous contemporary artists.

vOlson House (207) 596-6457
Hathorn Point Road
Cushing

A "significant place" for those interested in the art of Andrew Wyeth. See "Cristina's World", 1948, painted by Andrew Wyeth.

vThe Owls Head Transportation Museum (207) 594-4418
Rt. 73,
Owls Head

One of the worlds finest collections of pioneer automobiles, aircraft, engines, motorcycles, bicycles and carriages. I have personally seen a "Stealth Bomber", and a Harrier, not to mention countless other exotic and strange vehicles and engines over the years. Every two weeks there is a theme show highlighting one form of transportation or another. All shows usually include an air show!

vPenobscot Marine Museum (207) 548-2529
Church Street
Searsport

The Penobscot Marine Museum is a seafaring village of nine historic buildings with special exhibitions and an excellent collection of marine paintings.

vFriendship Museum
Rt. 220 & Martin's Pond Rd.

Housed in an old brick schoolhouse, the museum features exhibits on the Friendship Sloop.

vThomaston Historical Society
(207) 354-8823

Knox Street
Thomaston

This red brick farmhouse full of artifacts sits at the end of Knox Street, which was originally the driveway to the Knox estate.

vMarshall Point Lighthouse Museum (207) 372-6450
Marshall Point Road
Port Clyde

Located in the lighthouse is a display of memorabilia from the town of St. George and its lighthouses.
June-September (Saturday only 10 to 5 p.m.)
May & October, Saturday & Sunday Only. 1 to 5 p.m.

vMatthews Museum of Maine Heritage
Union Fairgrounds
Union

Displays on coopering, cobbling, farm tools and equipment, and antique dolls. Housed in an early 19th century one-room schoolhouse.

vThe Old Homestead (207) 594-7646
Ash Point Drive
Owls Head

A fine example of a 1700's home. Displays of town records, photographs and artifacts from Owls Head and South Thomaston.

vThe Conway House
U.S. Route 1 and Conway Road
Camden

House, Barn, Smithy, Maple Sugar House & Museum. One of the earliest houses in the region. Built about 1770.


Art Galleries

Art of the Sea at The Old Post Office Gallery
P.O. Box 356
Route 73 (5 Spruce Head Road)
South Thomaston, ME 04858
207-594-9396; (fax) 2944
Joan Woodhull


Caldbeck Gallery
12 Elm Street
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-5935 (voice &fax)
Cynthia Hyde, Jim Kinnealy


Chelted Gallery Inc.
(207)596-7230; (fax)7657
705 Commercial Street (Rt.1)
Rockport, ME 04856
chelted@midcoast.com
Michelle Painehaud, Ted Skowronski


The Drawing Room
Rte. 131, Wiley's Corner
HC 35, Box 1022
St. George, ME 04857
207-372-6242 (voice &fax)
Barbara & Philip Anderson


Gallery-by-the-Sea
P.O. Box 262
Port Clyde, ME 04855
207-372-8280; (fax) 372-8280
Sally MacVane


Harbor Square Gallery
374 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-8700
Candice &Thomas O'Donovan


Huston Tuttle & Gallery One
365 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-5441; fax (596-0726)
Cheryl Michels


Island Institute Gallery
P.O. Box 1104, 412 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-0701


Lucky Dog Gallery
Porter Street
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-3244


Pine Tree Shop
& Bayview Gallery
33 Bayview Street
Camden, ME 04843
207-236-4534; fax (6761)
800-244-4534; John & Susan Starr

 

Windjammer Vacations

Schooner Size Passengers Phone
American Eagle 92' 28 800-648-4544
fax-207-594-1001
Angelique 95' 31 800-282-9989
207-236-8873
Bugeye Schooner Jenny Norman 68' 23 207-542-3695
Heritage 94' 33 800-648-4454
fax-207-594-1001
Isaac Evans 65' 20 800-648-4544
fax-207-594-1001
Sloop Pteropod 35' 6 207-691-SAIL
fax-207-563-8834
J & E Riggin 90' 26 800-869-0604
207-594-1875
Lewis R. French 65' 22 800-469-4635
207-236-9411
Maine Windjammer Cruises
  • Grace Bailey
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888-MWC-SAIL
207-236-2938
Mary Day 90' 30 800-992-2218
207-236-2750
Nathaniel Bowditch 82' 24 800-288-4098
207-273-4062
Sloop Pteropod 35' 6 207-691-
(fax)563-8834
Stephen Taber 68' 22 800-999-7352
207-236-3520
fax-236-0585
Summertime 53' 7 800-562-8290
Timberwind 72' 20 800-759-9250
207-236-0801
Victory Chimes 132' 45 800-745-5651
207-594-0755