Friendship Museum


Museum Hours:

Last Saturday in June-Labor Day:

Monday-Saturday 1-4 p.m.

Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Labor Day-Columbus Day:

Saturday 1-4 p.m., Sunday 2-4 p.m.

The Friendship Museum, established in 1964, is a museum of local history preserving the artifacts and documents of a traditional seafaring community. The small brick schoolhouse that houses the museum is itself a museum artifact. Measuring only 20 by 25 feet, it is a typical one-room schoolhouse of the mid-19th century. It served as a grammar school from 1851-1923. No admission charge, Donations welcome.

1 Martin Point Road, Friendship,  Maine 04547

Click topics in the menu bar at the top of the page to access: The Collection, Off-site Display, About Friendship, Events, Oral History Project, Volunteering, Membership, Museum Store, and Directions. For additional information, you can e-mail the museum at 

Purchased in 2011, the Annex is conveniently located in the center of town. It is currently being used for much needed storage space. A long-range planning committee will determine its future use.

163 years!  That’s the age of the Brick Schoolhouse which is the home of the Friendship Museum.  We will celebrate its origins for its use first as a school room, then as a community meeting place, and for the last 50 years, as a museum. It displays but a small portion of the many items donated over the years. In the past the rest of these items have been  scattered in attics, cellars, and garages around town, and more recently there has been an effort to gather all of these in the Annex across from the Hahn Center and the Firehouse. Plans are being made to secure the Annex building so it can store items more safely.

Coming Events:

Board Meetings: June 6 and July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Town Office.

All members are invited to attend.

Museum Opening: June 27th at 1 p.m.

Visit the Museum On-line

The Jameson & Wotton Wharf is on-line at Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Net: Click on Exhibits, then click on Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship.

7 Friendship Oral History projects are available on the school website: MSAD 40# > Our Schools > Friendship Village School > Finding Friendship Project (right side of screen)

    Schools Past and Present

    Lobstering: A Friendship Tradition

    Friendship Veterans from WW II to Desert Storm

    Working in Friendship

    Serving Friendship

    People from Away

    Friendship Artists



30 Main Street, Friendship, Maine 04547