Maine has been part of the history of North America since long before 1776. It was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until it was separated in 1820. There are an enormous number of museums, historical sites and living history to be visited and seen, due to Maine’s long and storied history.
LOCAL HISTORIC SITES
- In Leeds, Monument Hill http://alltrails.com/trail/us/maine/monument-hill-trail
- In Wayne, Wing Ring Cemetery http://www.wingfamily.org/wingringcemeteryoct31.html
- In Livermore, Norlands Living History Museum http://www.norlands.org/
- In New Gloucester, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village http://www.shaker.lib.me.us/museum.html
STATEWIDE HISTORIC SITES
Maine has over 1500 historic sites. Following are several links that can take you back hundreds of years in time to the earliest beginnings of the state, and before.
- Historic Sites in Maine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Historic_Landmarks_in_Maine
- Maine Historical Society http://www.mainehistory.org/
- Forts http://travel-maine.info/historic_forts.htm
- Wayne Genealogical History http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecreadf/wayn1790.htm
- National Registry of Historic Places in Maine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Maine
- Although this blog only was active from 2009 through 2012, it has lots of really good information. http://mainehistoricsites.wordpress.com/