The Museum is a treasure trove of local history. It is chock-a-block full of Kittery's rich past, including artifacts from its maritime and military heritage. Visit the Museum to see them for yourself!
Since it opened in 1977, the Museum has expanded its collections from days gone by. We focus on the history of Kittery and its naval heritage. (Note: The shipyard has a navy museum of its own.)
In 2002, the Museum was expanded to accommodate the Andrews-Mitchell garrison house. This was a fortified farmstead that offered protection from raids in turbulent Colonial days. Remnants of that building are now inside the Museum.
This is a drop-in kind of place. The Museum is self-guided, and we'll provide a directory of exhibits when you come in. Children can do a scavenger hunt, and a 25-minute movie is available for all.
While you're here, check out our Gift Shop. We have interesting books for adults and young people, as well as Maine souvenirs.
Catching lobster in Kittery
Pepperrell Cove / Ski Club
Special art and exhibit gallery
Enhanced Digital Timeline
Group rates available.
Discounts for seniors, military,
AAA... and Kittery residents.
Members of our Society: free.
April thru May
| Annual meeting in March
| Opening to be announced
Memorial Day to mid-October
| Wed thru Sat: 10am-2pm
Mid-October to mid-November
| Wed and Sat: 10am-2pm
Mid-November thru March
| Business hours: Wed 10-2
| Visits: by appointment only
Annual Holiday Open House
December: 1st or 2nd weekend
| Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-4pm
| Free admission and more!
Might change; then again, might not.
"Hidden in plain sight. A little detail or physical object starts unspooling the thread of an irresistible story."
We are always looking for items to add to our displays and exhibits. Are you unsure what to do with that old treasure in your closet? If it has Kittery historical or naval significance, please contact the Museum to discuss a donation. We'll help you with the appropriate Gift Form.
We can scan historical photographs or old documents, and return the originals to you. Please contact us to arrange a temporary loan. We have a required Loan Form to use.