Attractions and Entertainment
- Dinner Theatres & Music Arts (4)
- Events (1)
- Golf (1)
- Hiking Trails & Gardens (3)
- Museums (7)
- Public Libraries (2)
- Walking Tours (1)
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Offering 22,000 items to borrow, equipment including GoPros and a telescope, free WiFi 24/7, public computers, co-working space, and programing for children and adults alike.
Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation is a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity with a stated purpose the “It will endeavor to maintain and enhance the traditional character of Boothbay Harbor and in particular, it shall pursue opportunities to protect working waterfront and public access to the water for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.” Please read our Facebook page to follow our progress.
With a breathtaking view over the inner harbor of Boothbay, the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club offers a unique location for celebrating your special occasion.
Travel back in time to vintage Vacationland. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a collection of 60 antique autos. A unique location for weddings and receptions.
Boothbay Region Community Television is the only electronic media outlet serving the Boothbay region. By training volunteers, purchasing and maintaining audio/video equipment, we document the life of our community through the medium of digital video.
The Boothbay Region Garden Club supports our community in many ways, such as scholarships for YMCA camperships and college students entering environmental studies, beautification of public buildings, planting and maintaining of public gardens, among many other projects. Helping to make the Boothbay/Boothbay Harbor Region beautiful – many projects at a time. Please see our website for upcoming happenings.
The Society serves as the town’s memory, displaying local historical momentos, and housing documentary collections. The museum’s seven display rooms contain artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the region’s colonial and coastal origins. Free admission. Open year-round: Thursday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Non-profit organization conserving land in the Boothbay Region with over 30 miles of hiking trails. Open year-round, free of charge. Preserves include woodlands, wetlands, salt marshes, islands, significant bird habitat, historical and archaeological sites, and working waterfront. Trail guides available at 60 Samoset Road, our website, and at preserve kiosks.
The Carousel Music Theater brings good food, great music and lots of laughter to Boothbay Harbor. Join us for an evening of fun! Check out our website and call us for the most up-to-date information.
Built in 1807 on a hill overlooking the Sheepscot River, Castle Tucker is an unusual Regency–style mansion. Visitors hear the story of the ups and downs of a prominent shipping family’s life on the coast of Maine. Come see this beautiful museum filled with original family furnishings and decoration. The Tucker family has lived here for over 150 years.
Come play on a unique 18-hole mini golf course with a nautical theme, visit our 56 foot Maine State registered Covered Bridge, Kenneth Stoddard Shell Museum with shells from around the world displayed under glass inside the covered bridge, our arcade building with 12-15 games, and enjoy our Ice Cream Hut. All on 2.5 acres of beautiful gardens, pools, streams, and well-groomed grounds. Ranked one of the top 10 mini golf courses in the U.S. Great fun for the whole family!
The Hendricks Hill Museum features an 1810 house with eight rooms of antique furniture. There is a beehive oven and assorted kitchen equipment, and antique toys in a child’s bedroom. Several additional rooms and buildings feature boats and boat models, ice harvesting and fishing equipment, genealogical material, firefighting tools and the old Newagen Post Office.
Lincoln Arts Festival Celebrates the Arts in Maine! A Summer of the Classics: Choral music, Jazz, Pops, Poetry, an Art Show and Sale, and a grand variety of programs for all ages, all over town. Our 33rd Season! 633-3924
Maine Maritime Museum’s 20-acre riverside campus includes the only surviving shipyard in the U.S. where wooden ships were built. We offer daily lighthouse cruises, trolley tours of Bath Iron Works, demonstrations, changing exhibits and the largest sculpture in New England. Kids love the Pirate Playship!
Located in the heart of Maine’s midcoast. The museum is home to an operating collection of antique aircraft, automobiles and more. Our special events include vintage car rallies, antique airplane shows, free Model T rides and children’s activities! Open everyday, year round. There’s fun for the whole family!
Red Cloak Tours offers 4 different walking tours of Boothbay Harbor. We are currently offering private tours only for one family or group. These TeleTours are $29.95 for the whole party and last 45- 60 minutes. *Seafood Discovery tours are priced individually and will last longer than 1 hour.*
Your personal guide/storyteller conducts the TeleTour LIVE via conference call over the phone, so is available to answer questions, interact and personalize the tour for you.
TeleTour topics are Haunted History of Boothbay Harbor, Maritime History & Mystery, Seafood Discovery and Historic Boothbay Harbor. These are offered seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the hour. Please reserve in advance by calling 207-380-3806 or visiting RedCloakTours.com.
This free public library serves the residents of the peninsula on Tuesday 9-4 and 7-9, Thursday 9-4 and 7-9, Saturday 9-4 and in July and August Wednesday 9-4. Morning coffee Tuesday and Thursday, pre-K story hour Tuesday at 10, book store, handwork group, book discussion group.
The historic Boothbay Harbor Opera House stage welcomes regional and national touring musicians year ’round. From International Grammy-winning stars to emerging artists, the performance hall is a perfect place to settle into for an evening of bluegrass, classical, Celtic, jazz, folk, R&B, and more. Historic bar room and gallery upstairs.
We’re ready to say adios to 2021 around here and holding out hope that 2022 will be brighter, albeit a long way from what was once normal. Please see the Events page on this website and the Boothbay Opera House website for the beginning of the 2022 performance schedule for the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. We are still in discussion with dozens of performers and agents and DOZENS of concerts are still to be confirmed, but I wanted to let you know that we are still here and the music still rings out from this old House. Despite the hurdles, we still managed to get more than 40 days/nights of music and events on stage in 2021 between April-December – and those brought happiness to thousands. As far as we know, we were never at the center of any kind of spread of Covid, so it all felt pretty good.
Happy New Year one and all.
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The Boothbay region is already filled with the warm glow of holiday lights beaming from businesses , at the Botanical Gardens and around the Town Common, and now kitchens throughout the region are beginning to warm up and give off their own glow in preparation for the 15th annual Gingerbread Spectacular at the Opera House. The annual exhibit of gingerbread houses and castles is open December 16-19 from 10 am – 3 pm daily.
Both novice and more experienced bakers have shared that they plan to design and build a gingerbread structure to enter in this year’s Spectacular. Those interested in entering the annual event are asked to contact the Opera House at 207-633-6855 to register. There is no fee to enter and very few rules other than that the structure must be edible. “Frosted and decorated shoe boxes are not allowed”, notes master gingerbread house builder Kevin Kiley. Entries must be delivered on Wednesday, December 15.
Prizes will be awarded for not only the Most Spectacular, but also for the Most Hilarious, The Largest, Best Representation of a Local Landmark, Best Traditional Gingerbread House Design, and Best Youth Entry. Each year the judging team has awarded additional prizes at their discretion. The 2021 judges include Brenda Blackman from The First National Bank, Lisa Kristoff the Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Boothbay Register, Kim Martin, owner of Eventide Gourmet Shop, Cindy Steane from the Lafayette Group, and John Webster of Orne’s Candy Shop.
Set against the beautifully decorated Opera House, The Friends of the Opera House will be selling an array of pies, cakes, cookies and holiday specialties throughout the Gingerbread Spectacular. They promise a wide assortment of beautifully wrapped baked goods, ready for immediate eating or giving this season. Please bring cash as they cannot accept credit cards.
There is no admission fee, but donations are gratefully accepted. Many of the gingerbread creations will also be available for sale by way of the silent auction that will run throughout the event. Financial support for the event has also been provided by The First National Bank.
Masks are required to be worn properly while inside the Opera House during the Spectacular. Those under age 2 are exempt from the mask requirement.
Free parking is available at the Opera House parking lot, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.
The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum is an operating, two-foot gauge steam railroad which uses the original right-of-way and equipment to educate our visitors on the social and economic impact on the Sheepscot Valley communities this narrow gauge railroad served.