Kath Gray making the last call in the booth on Water Street, Castine, before the operator-assisted crank telephone system was upgraded to a dial system in 1956. Photograph by Ed Langlois, CHS CollectionsThe Castine Historical Society exhibits are open from mid June through Columbus day. Our offices are open and staffed year round Monday-Friday, with research opportunities available by appointment.

(207) 326-4118


Mailing address:
P.O. Box 238
Castine, Maine 04421

Physical Address:
17 School Street (Abbott School)
13 School Street (Grindle House)
Castine, ME

Research and Collections Access:
Year Round, by appointment

Exhibit Hours:
Mid June-Labor Day
Abbott School: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM.
Grindle House: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Labor Day-Columbus Day
Abbott School: Friday, Saturday, and Monday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM
Grindle House: By Appointment