Flea markets, antiques, restaurants, shops, galleries and history ~ you can find all of these on a day in and around Wiscasset. Since 1973 Wiscasset has been listed in the National Historic Register as The Prettiest Village in Maine!
You can begin your Wednesday (antiques only) or Saturday & Sunday (mixed merchandise) at 8:00 a.m. at the Montsweag Flea Market in Woolwich. It features over 100 dealer tables filled with antiques, collectibles and art. Norma Hunnewell began the Montsweag Flea Market on Mother’s day in 1977. Norma passed away in 2013, but her daughter, Gena has kept the tradition going strong and they celebrate the 40th Anniversary this year! Admission is FREE!
Traveling back toward Wiscasset on Rte. 1 you will see one of the top 10 favorite antique shops in Maine, Wiscasset Village Antiques (also know as Avalon Antiques Market). WVA features over 100 dealers in a 16,000 square-foot showroom and offers a vast selection of high quality decor including victorian and colonial antiques and primitives. You can visit WVA seven days a week yearround to find that special treasure to take home.
Wiscasset proper has over 20 antique dealers, clothing stores, quality art galleries, and craft & gift stores. The Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Sylvan Gallery and the Maine Art Gallery feature many of Maine’s best artists.
The restaurants of Wiscasset give you many choices for lunch. The well-known Red’s Eats and Sprague’s Lobster offer you outside dining. Sarah’s Café has a selection of hand-made pizza, delicious sandwiches, wraps and burgers, an extraordinary buffet of homemade soups, stews, and chowders, and mouth-watering baked goods and desserts all with a great view of the historic Sheepscott River. The Golden Wok and the Miss Wiscasset Diner also offer good dining choices.
South of Wiscasset on Rte. 1 you will find some lovely Maine Pottery! Georgetown Pottery has been carrying fine porcelain pottery from local Maine potters since 1972 and specializes in Maine themed brushwork and stunning glazes. A little further south is Saltbox Pottery, creating practical and beautiful pottery since 1994. Each piece of stylish, traditional stoneware, created in Maine, is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe, as well as being completely lead-free. Find the perfect gift to take home to someone special or pick up a memory of your trip to Maine.