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Moosehead Historical Society: The Best Small-Town Museum in New England

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Discover the Rich History at Moosehead Historical Society & Museums

Delve into the captivating history of Greenville Junction, Maine, a quaint town nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Moosehead Lake region. Renowned as "The Best Small-Town Museums in New England," the Moosehead Historical Society & Museums beckon visitors to embark on a journey through time, offering a glimpse into the area's storied past across two distinct campuses.


Moosehead Historical Society & Museums

Evelenth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House & Museums

At the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House & Museums, visitors can partake in professionally guided docent tours, immersing themselves in the tales of yesteryears. Explore the Outdoor Heritage and Lumbermen's Museums, where exhibits vividly depict the region's rich outdoor traditions and the enduring legacy of its lumbermen.


Lumbermen’s Museum

The Lumbermen’s Museum is a highlight for those interested in the logging history of the region. Here, you can see authentic tools and equipment used by the hardworking lumbermen who were pivotal in shaping the area. Discover the rugged lifestyle of these men and their significant contributions to Maine's development. The museum offers an insightful look into the evolution of logging techniques and the daily lives of the lumberjacks.


Guided Tours, Programs, and Events

Guided tours, programs, and events celebrate the famed North Woods of Maine, shedding light on the area's cultural heritage and historical significance. The staffed research center boasts an extensive public archive, inviting enthusiasts to unravel the mysteries of the past and uncover hidden gems.

  • Seasonal Availability: Late June to mid-October for full tours and exhibits

  • Lumbermen's Museum: Open year-round


Moosehead Cultural Heritage Center

For those eager to delve deeper into Greenville's cultural tapestry, the Moosehead Cultural Heritage Center offers a treasure trove of information and artifacts. Located within the Moosehead Historical Society complex, this center serves as a hub for historical research and preservation efforts, boasting an extensive collection of archives and resources for avid history enthusiasts.


What to Do in Moosehead Lake

For those seeking more activities and detailed guides, Moose River Lookout offers a wealth of information about the Moosehead Lake area. From seasonal events and community news to outdoor adventure guides and dining recommendations, Moose River Lookout is your new resource for exploring the region. In addition to hiking, you can find information on boating, fishing, camping, and local attractions.


Moosehead News

Want more information? Check out our Moosehead News for the latest updates on seasonal events, local news, and detailed guides to make the most of your visit to the Moosehead Lake region.

  • Boating: Explore the lake's serene waters.

  • Fishing: Discover prime fishing spots.

  • Camping: Find the best campsites for a wilderness retreat.

  • Local Attractions: Learn about must-see sights in the region.


For the latest updates and information, check out our Moosehead News!


Idyllic Accommodation at Moose River Lookout

As you traverse the Monson, Shirley, Greenville, Rockwood, and Jackman areas of Maine, make Moose River Lookout in Rockwood your sanctuary. Nestled along the picturesque Moose River at the foot of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountain, our accommodations offer unrivaled access to the region's natural splendor. With a private dock and direct access to the ITS66 trail system, Moose River Lookout provides the perfect blend of comfort and adventure for your Maine getaway.

Book Your Stay:


For your ideal accommodation in the heart of Moosehead Lake's natural beauty, look no further than Moose River Lookout. Experience the best of Maine's wilderness in Greenville and Rockwood, and book with us today!


Experience the Charm of Greenville Junction, Maine

Greenville Junction is a destination that promises adventure, serenity, and a deep connection with history. Plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the rich heritage and scenic wonderlands of Jackman and the Moosehead Lake region. Whether you're exploring historical sites, hiking through lush forests, or enjoying water activities, Greenville Junction offers an unparalleled experience for every visitor.


Explore, Discover, and Enjoy the History and Beauty of Moosehead Lake!

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