Monhegan Island Museum
Why We Love This
- Since long before the explorer John Smith visited it in 1614, it was known to Native Americans as a prime fishing area!
- For more than 100 years, Monhegan has been a summer haven for artists and other visitors who appreciate its isolation, the beauty of its wilderness areas, its quiet relaxed atmosphere, and its unhurried pace.
- Monhegan can be reached from three ports in Maine: Port Clyde, New Harbor, and Boothbay Harbor. Parking for all cars is available at each port.
The Monhegan Museum displays a wide variety of exhibits relevant to the natural, social, industrial, cultural, and artistic history of Monhegan. It is the creation of many dedicated volunteers with a commitment to preserving, documenting, and exhibiting materials that convey the unique and appealing life of Monhegan Island. The Museum is housed in the historic Monhegan Light Station.