Imagine historical adventures that keep everyone in your crew moving and learning. There is nothing more enticing than having each of those days perfectly planned. Our local guide to history in Boothbay Harbor includes all the best historic areas to visit in Midcoast Maine. Now that you’re ready to embark on your journey through time use our free Vacation Guide to get a glimpse of all the fun that Boothbay Harbor has to offer!
An Expert Guide to Exploring History in Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Region Historical Society
It’s time to start exploring! The first place you’ll want to visit is the Boothbay Region Historical Society. Located on the grounds of Fuller Park and in the former 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed, much of the area’s unique history lives on in this very place. Amongst the many items on display at the Boothbay Region Historical Society, you’ll find six rooms of artifacts, photographs, maps, memorabilia, town records, local newspapers, family histories, account books, and more!
Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
Another location that is crucial to the area’s unique history is Fort Edgecomb Historic Site. The three-acre property traces its origins to the early 19th century when the Blockhouse was completed. The blockhouse remains the site’s centerpiece, and it is hailed as one of the best-preserved blockhouse structures of that era. The original octagonal structure sits on the highest point overlooking the Sheepscot River. It was built with eight sides to provide panoramic views and protect it from land and sea attacks. Today, visitors are encouraged to peek through the structure’s horizontal musket ports to watch boats motor by, catch a glimpse of playful harbor seals, or see nearby nesting osprey take flight.
As you can see, Boothbay Harbor, Maine is a beautiful place to visit, and it’s filled with rich history and culture. Now that you know all about our town’s history and backstory, stay with us and experience what makes us so special.
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