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Castine

CASTINE:

www.castine.me.us

Castine

Castine, Maine is one of the oldest communities in North America. It has been occupied continuously since the early 1600s as the site of numerous trading posts, forts, missions and permanent settlements of France, Holland, England and colonial America. Before 1613, and during the course of its long history, Castine has also been home to several nations of Native Americans.

 Click here for Castine’s Centuries of History

Castine Farmers’ Market:  Thursdays:  9-11:30 AM – Town Common, Court Street, 326-1014

Castine Farmers' Market

Restaurants:

Dudley’s Refresher:  5 Sea Street, Castine, Maine 04421, 207-812-3800, http://www.dudleysrefresher.com/,   Menu – From the same fine folks who have brought you the wonderfully delicious El El Frijoles in Sargentville.  A visit to Dudley’s Refresher will be equally delicious and entertaining.

Dudley’s Refresher will remain open seven days a week from 11 am to astronomical sunset.

Serving traditional, Downeast dockside take-out, made mostly from scratch from the finest, locally-sourced ingredients. Also made with a sense of humor. Morton’s Moo ice cream will be served. We are located on the Castine Town dock, in the shadow of the State ship and we can even be reached by boat!

Dudleys-Refresher

Pentagoet Inn:  26 Main Street, PO Box 4, Castine, Maine 04421, 800-845-1701, 207-326-8616, www.pentagoet.com (“Local ingredients fresh from the farm and waters that surround us.”  Reservations suggested)

Pentagoët

Dennett’s Wharf:  15 Sea Street, Castine, Maine, 04421, 207-326-9045, www.dennettswharf.net (Good for seafood – right on the water, casual)

Right on the water where the seafood is sure to be fresh.  Learn how to pitch a dollar bill onto the ceiling and have it stick!

Right on the water where the seafood is sure to be fresh.

Learn how to toss a dollar bill up to the ceiling of the restaurant and have it stick.  After 9/11, the management took down all the money it had collected over the years and donated several thousand dollars to a victim’s family.

Recreation:

Castine Kayak Adventures: 15 Sea Street, Castine, Maine, 04421, 207-326-9045, www.castinekayak.com (Daily sea kayaking tours)

Paddle the coast and explore nearby islands

 

Guildive Cruises:  Daily sailing excursions for up to 6 passengers departing daily from Dennett’s Wharf.  207-701-1421  castoff@guildivecruises.com  Click here for their PDF brochure.

Guildive Cruises - Castine

Castine Golf and Tennis Club: 200 Battle Avenue, Castine, Maine, 04421, 207-326-8844, Tennis Club info: 207-326-9548, www.castinegolfclub.com

Castine Golf and Tennis Club is open to the public

Castine Golf and Tennis Club is open to the public

Museum:

Wilson Museum: 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine, 04421, 207-326-9247, www.wilsonmuseum.org (Collections from around the world) Castine Historical Society: www.castinehistoricalsociety.org

Of Interest:

Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship, The State of Maine: Offers tours to the public when the ship is in port. http://news.mainemaritime.edu/tsstateofmaine.php

The State of Maine – Maine Maritime Academy’s Training Ship

The Maine Maritime Academy training ship, State of Maine, is open to the public for guided tours throughout the year while the vessel is in port. The tour schedule varies throughout the year and adheres to the college’s academic and training schedules.

An annual schedule of specific dates is determined each July – please call ahead for exact dates -1-800-464-6565 (Maine), 1-800-227-8465 (out-of-state).
Public Tours – General Scheduling Information

Mid-July through late August
Daily, 10-12 and 1-3, on the hour

Tours are not offered the last week in August or the first week in September.

A Castine home in winter