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The Village is all about your visit back in history … to a time soon after Maine became a recognized state in 1820, in that powerful period between the mid-19th and the mid-20th centuries when America – and Maine – became an industrial powerhouse – largely on the backs of small 24” gauge trains that lugged supplies and workers through narrow, out of the way passages to early settlers hungry to grow their villages and towns bursting with goods for export. (This excerpt taken from the Boothbay Railway Village website)
Watch boats motor by, catch a glimpse of playful harbor seals, or see nearby nesting osprey take flight as you enjoy a picnic on the waterfront at Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site. Located on Davis Island in the Sheepscott River, Fort Edgecomb traces its origins to the early 19th century. Interpretive panels unfold the events surrounding the Fort's history when hostilities in Europe dictated construction of forts to protect local residents. (This excerpt taken from the Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site website)
Boothbay Harbor Country Club is the perfect Maine Golf Course, featuring breathtaking vistas, challenging holes, and a sea breeze blowing off the ocean. Our 18 championship holes are truly a "Pure Maine" golfing experience with innovative design, incredible conditioning, and beautiful landscaping. The stunning new clubhouse is unlike any other facility in Maine with luxury amenities and unparalleled service. It's a course not to be missed.  (This excerpt taken from the Boothbay Country Club website)
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Bristol, ME
(range: 8 miles)
The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park is run and maintained by the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. The park is open to visitors from the Middle of May until mid to late October (closing date varies each year). (This excerpt taken from the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park website)
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Alna, ME
(range: 9 miles)
The WW&F Railway Museum in Alna, Maine (just north of Wiscasset on Route 218), celebrates Maine’s Sheepscot Valley narrow gauge. Come ride our historic steam train for a trip back in time. Explore our facilities and shops where exploration is encouraged and inquisitiveness is rewarded. Experience the nearly-lost art of running and maintaining a steam powered narrow gauge railroad. (This excerpt taken from the WW&F Railway Museum website)
The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research. (This excerpt taken from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens website)
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Boothbay, ME
(range: 9 miles)
If you are visiting Maine and want to see whales, puffins, or the sights, Cap’n Fish’s Cruises is the way to go. In business for over 80 years, Cap’n Fish’s Cruises is the best way to experience Boothbay Harbor’s whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife.  (This excerpt taken from the Capn Fishs Cruises website)
Located on the shore of beautiful West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the Aquarium is operated by the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR). A collection of regional fish and invertebrates can be viewed in tanks that are recessed within the main gallery’s granite-like cliffs. (This excerpt taken from the Maine State Aquarium website)
Marshall Point Lighthouse stands on a rocky point at the end of the St. George peninsula in Maine. The lighthouse aids navigation along the Gulf of Maine coast and marks the entrance to the mouth of the St. George River and the harbor located in the fishing village of Port Clyde. The lighthouse property includes the light tower, accessible via a walkway, the lovingly restored 1880’s Keeper’s House, summer kitchen, recently reconstructed late 19th century barn and the original oil house. (This excerpt taken from the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum website)
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Bath, ME
(range: 16 miles)
Experience Maine’s seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River. Open year round, our 20-acre waterfront campus includes indoor galleries, the country’s only surviving historic wooden shipyard, a working boat shop, a newly restored 1906 schooner, and more! (This excerpt taken from the Maine Maritime Museum website)
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