The Castine historical Society, located in the Abbott School and Samual P. Grindle House on Castine’s historic and picturesque town common, serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. Through its seasonal permanent and changing exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, and historic reenactments, the Historical Society reveals the historic treasures and stories still present throughout the town.
Free changing exhibitions are located in the 1859 Abbott School that is open June 11 – October 11, 2021. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 10-4; Sunday for 1-4. Free walking tours of historic Castine are offered June 11 – October 11, Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 10:00 and Sunday at 2:00. Next door is the Historical Society’s restored c. 1850 Grindle House open year-round by appointment. This building serves as a center for researchers wishing to access the Society’s vast collection of photographs, documents, artifacts, maps, essays, research notes, books, publications and paintings related to Castine and the Bagaduce River area.
We hope you will come and discover Castine with us!