Belfast, Maine
Address
10 Market Street
Belfast, ME 04915
phone: 207-338-9229
e-mail: info@belfastmuseum.org
web: www.belfastmuseum.org
Hours
Summer Hours until Labor Day
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Until Columbus Day
Friday, Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Description

The Belfast Museum is housed in an 1835 brick Federal style house in the heart of downtown Belfast, Maine. Featured exhibits include: maritime history, early Belfast history, maps, notable men and women, and photographs and artifacts pertaining to our distinctive history.

In the newly renovated barn next to the Museum, we house the old two-man city jail, an antique horse-drawn hearse and signs from old Belfast businesses.

Did you know that the Yankee Screwdriver, still found in toolboxes today, was invented in Belfast? Or, that the baseball expression "at bat, on deck and in the hole (or hold)", used to describe the batters line-up, was first coined by a Belfast scorekeeper in 1872? The Museum has the scorebook used in that game!

History

The Belfast Historical Society was formed in 1955. The Museum opened in 1975.

Artifact Collections

The Museum houses artifacts from Native American spear points to a piece of the balloon used in the Explorer II stratospheric ascent in November 1935. We have an extensive collection of late 19th century women's clothing.

Governance

Board of Directors, with four Executive Board Members

Publications

Newsletter to our membership

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