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Home of the famous sea captains, Searsport was the port of choice for more shipmasters than any town of its size in the world. Between the 1700s to the mid-twentieth century these sea captains lived lavishly in beautiful mansions, thus contributing to Searsport’s large collection of renowned antique shops, and Penobscot Maritime Museum relics.

Complemented by the Penobscot Bay, an amazing vista of islands, peninsulas, and world-renowned sailing waters, Searsport is a warm and welcoming coastal community taking pride in its heritage and always looking forward to sharing it with visitors.


  • Tour the community and view Searsport’s historic buildings, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that exemplify late nineteenth century Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate architecture. Many of these locations are depicted on our Museum in the Street placards. 

  • Sightseers can enjoy nearby Fort Knox, Penobscot Narrows Observatory, Moose Point State Park, Fort Point State Park, and Stockton Lighthouse. Each of these unique sites are minutes from the village.

  • Searsport is conveniently located between the city of Bangor, Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, and Camden/Rockport/Rockland. These neighboring communities are within an hour’s drive. 



James Gillway

Town Manager

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