Boothbay Harbor is full of museums so that its many tourists can enjoy educational and historical elements to the beauty and adventure of the town and area.

Visiting the Antique Railway Village gives history on locomotives and shows them off with pride.  A showcase of old automobiles, a museum, tractor pulls, model and full size trains is all a part of the village. Along these lines, there is also the W.W. & F. Railway Musuem which runs train rides and many special events, check their site for event listings and dates.

The Boothbay Region Historical Society is a small, but charming and informative museum located in downtown Boothbay Harbor.  It has a large collection of local memoribilia and photographs which really give a feel for the town before it became a large tourist destination. The Hendrick's Hill Museum on Southport Island also houses artifacts and memoribilia preserving the island's fishing heritage. An ice cream and mini golf game at Dolphin Mini Golf can be combined with a visit to the Kenneth. E. Stoddard Shell Museum on the same site.

Those who have come to Boothbay Harbor because they cannot get enough of the sea, should definitely go on a whale watch tour. capn fishs whale watch offers daily whale cruises from pier 1 to the states best feeding grounds,and the regions best guarantee,Once you've seen a whale live,Cap'n Fish,s Cruise's also offers the Puffin Nature Cruises narrated by the national audubon june thru august in the birds season.If its beautiful scenery,islands,coastline, and lighthouses you want to see take a cruise with Cap' Fish's Cruise's.Then head to the Maine State Aquarium for a more laid back tour of marine life in this fantastic public aquarium.

For more nature but on land, visit the beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, with 250 waterfront and woodland acres. Its fabulous ornamental gardens include a two-acre childrens garden, an extensive sensory garden, as well as stunning rose, rhododendron, kitchen, hillside, and meditation gardens. Stonework and water features add to the appeal. The Kitchen Garden Cafe and Gardens Gift Shop are both top quality.  

Being the famous harbor that it is, visiting a lighthouse is definitely in line; you can visit the Burnt Island Lighthouse. Access to the island and tour is through Balmy Days Cruises.

If you like music and the water come aboard the harbor princess for the regions famous music and dinner cruises featuring live bands and a great time on the water.