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The Belfast Historical Society & Museum is housed in a brick Federal-style building in downtown. Museum exhibits include: Percy Sanborn painting gallery, maritime history, ship models, 19th century apothecary bench and other exhibits about Belfast history.On display in the barn adjacent to the Museum is the old two-cell jail and a horse-drawn hearse. A children's activity is offered. Free admission.
The Museum is open mid-June to Labor Day, Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. Until Columbus Day, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The BHS&M is sponsor of the Belfast-Museum in the Streets, a self-guided walking tour of thirty historic sites located in downtown, the waterfront and residential areas.