The Museum in The Streets in Belfast, Maine is a heritage-discovery tour which features 30 panels and two large map panels. The tour is made up of photographs and interpretive text describing historic houses, the downtown, the waterfront and a few of our best-known men and women. All panels give the viewer a sense of place. It is designed as a bi-lingual history walking tour. We have chosen French as the second language in recognition of the Franco-American community within Maine.
Belfast was first settled in the spring of 1770, and by 1805, when the first downtown street plan was drawn, it was the market town for the area. Since that first plan was drawn, the downtown and waterfront have grown tremendously. Our downtown is considered to be the best extant brick commercial district in Maine, meaning- the buildings haven’t changed much and most are still here!
Tip: Start your tour at the large map panel located just across the street from the Post Office on Main Street, Belfast Maine.
Interactive panel locator: HERE