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.

Monhegan Museum

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.

Meeting Location

1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852

When To Arrive

The Museum is open to the public from June 24- September 30

  • June and September hours 1:30-3:30
  • July and August hours 11:30-3:30

"Enjoyable museum"

August 28, 2019 - 

Interesting history of Monhegan's fishing; Maud Briggs Knowlton exhibit was very small and a bit dry. Will visit again.

"Fantastic Show"

August 31, 2018 - 

A great collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this little gem of a museum. The historical view of painters on Monhegan was fascinating and the styles very varied, just as one would expect in such an ambitious show. Bravo!

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