A historic ship sailing of the coast of Maine
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Searsport, Maine

A Hub of America's Seafaring History

Nineteenth-century sea captains seemed to fancy our town overlooking Penobscot Bay. Some 300 maritime captains set sail from our waterways to the far reaches of the earth, including India and China, but always navigated their way home to their grand estates of Searsport.

Our inn is located along the East Main Street Historic District, dubbed by some as Captain’s Row due to the handful of estates once belonging to distinguished men of the sea. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it includes a collection of five residential properties with Italianate influences built between 1860 and 1875. Three of these properties—ours included—are also listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places.

Set sail for fun & adventure
Downtown Searsport Maine

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Searsport

Stretch Your Legs While You Discover the Town's Charm

There’s plenty of things to do in and around Searsport, from historic outings to fine dining to shopping for one-of-a-kind items. Explore Searsport’s maritime past simply by enjoying a self-walking tour of the area. There are several original brick and stone commercial buildings in Downton Searsport that have been given a new lease on life as shops, a cafe, and a chocolate shop.

Other Places Worthy of a Visit

Fresh clams on a silver plate

Sears Island

Miles of Shoreline With Abundant Wildlife

You won’t find any better seafood than what you’ll find here in Maine. So why not take part in a clam dig? You’ll need a license to participate, which will cost you under $20, then spend the day in the mud digging for fresh—really fresh—clams. Or just take advantage of the seasonal recreation, including swimming, biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and more.

A variety of antique dishes and pots

Treasures & Trash Barn

Antique Store

The name says it all and, yes, everything is housed inside a barn as well as on the grounds. Many items are architectural salvages, from cast iron tubs to vintage glass doorknobs. Only you can decide whether it’s a treasure or trash. Check out their facebook page for hours and a map.

Searsport Maine coastline

Moose Point State Park

Beautiful Area Overlooking Penobscot Bay

Take a hike through the headlands of this seaside park featuring tidal pools, evergreen groves, and plenty of places to picnic. Open 9:00 am to sunset daily from Memorial Day to October 1st. In the off-season, visitors may park outside of the gate and access the park to explore, hike, and picnic.

Man painting a model ship

Blue Jacket Shipcrafters

Authentic Model Ship Builders

Take a trek to the oldest model ship business in the United States dating back more than 100 years. With more than 80 kits manufactured for all levels of expertise, from novice to pro, the family-owned business even makes its castings and fittings at its foundry. You’ll find a Blue Jacket Shipcrafters’ model at such places at the Smithsonian.

A painting of an old ship at sea

Penobscot Marine Museum

Celebrating the history of Penobscot Bay

Visit Maine’s oldest maritime museum to bring the past to life. Housed in a fleet of historic buildings, there is a treasure trove of artifacts brought back to Searsport, Maine, by its many captains.

Autumn/Fall 2020

The season is changing & renewing our love for Penobscot Bay!

 

Leaves are falling. And, mornings on the deck are cooler. We are excited to share this time of year with you. Our fall special was created so you can embrace a much needed getaway. After all, it has been quite a year. We are sure you deserve it!

 

RESPONSE TO COVID-19