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Castine

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Castine is a city in Maine.

Get in[edit]

From U.S. Highway 1, take routes 175 and 166 south from Orland into the town.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Dice Head Light, [1]. Daylight. An 1829 that can be seen on the bluffs at the end of Battle Ave. The lighthouse is not open to the public but the grounds are open during daylight hours.  edit
  • Fort Madison, (End of Fort Madison Road, south of Perkins St.). The remains of two forts, one from the War of 1812, the other from the American Civil War.  edit
  • TV State of Maine - Town dock (Intersection of Pleasant and Water Streets) - State of Maine is the training ship for the Maine Maritime Academy. It is open to visitors from July 4 until the end of August.
  • Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, +1 207 326-9247 (), [2]. May 27 — September 30: Monday-Friday - 10am—5pm; Sat & Sun 2-5pm; Perkins House & Blacksmith open July & Aug, 2-5pm, Weds & Suns. The Wilson Museum features the collection of J. Howard Wilson and includes pre-historic, Native American, world cultures, geology and local history artifacts. In addition to the museum itself, the campus includes the John Perkins House, a blacksmith shop, and other exhibit/demonstration buildings. Free, with the exception of guided tours of the Perkins House.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Witherle Woods, (west of the town). Witherle Woods features walking trails on the wooded headlands just outside of town. Excellent hiking/walking with well marked trails and maps at major trail intersections. Parking lot is just before the Manor on the right hand side.  edit
  • Guildive Cruises, 15 Sea St. Castine, ME 04421 (Waterfront Castine, Maine), 207.701.1421, [3]. Daily 10am-9pm. Guildive Cruises offers its Guests the opportunity to see Penobscot Bay from Castine and Searsport. Sailing 4 times daily all sails are guided by Captains Kate and Zander sharing their personal knowledge of the history, culture and sea life you may see from the Guildive. Guildive is an 80 year classic William Hand Jr. Motorsailer built by the Wheeler Shipyard in Brooklyn NY. Sunset Sails, day sails and specialty cruises to the Penobscot Marine Museum. $40-65. (44°23'16.7N,068°47'43.3W) edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Bah's Bakehouse, 26 Water St., +1 207 326-9510 (, fax: +1 207 326-2061), [4]. Speclializing in baked goods ranging from scones to cookies to cakes, Bah's also features a sandwhich menu so you can have a meal before dessert.  edit
  • Dennett's Wharf Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 15 Sea Street, +1 207 326-9O45 (), [5]. True to its Maine heritage, Dennett's features a large selection of seafood, including lobsters up to 4 lbs. (1.8 kg). For the non-seafood types, they also have steak and chicken entrees.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Dennett's Wharf Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 15 Sea Street, +1 207 326-9O45 (), [6]. In addition to their seafood, Dennett's offers a selection of Maine microbrews and a decent wine list.  edit
  • Stellas, 26 Water St, +1 207 326-9710.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Castine Inn, 33 Main St., +1 207 326-4365 (, fax: +1 207 326-4570), [7]. Built in 1889, this inn features 17 rooms with private baths. Continental breakfast. $95-265.  edit


  • Pentagöet Inn, 26 Main St., +1 207 326-8616 (), [8]. This sixteen room inn is built in an 1894 building. The inn is open from May through October. All rooms include a full country breakfast, afternoon snack, bicyles, and wi-fi access. Dinner is available for an additional fee. $115.00-$245.00.  edit

Contact[edit]

Learn[edit]

  • Maine Maritime Academy, Pleasant Street, In state: (800) 464-6565; Out of state: (800) 227-8465, [9].  edit

Stay Safe[edit]

For fire and medical emergencies in Castine, dial 911 toll free from any phone.

For law enforcement emergencies in Castine, call the Sheriff's Department at +1 207 667-7575.

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