Kittery Historical &
    Naval Museum

Welcome to Maine!

Kittery — the oldest town in Maine — has a rich history and a proud naval tradition. Next time you're in the area, visit the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum to learn about our heritage. You'll find fascinating stories and a glimpse of bygone times.

The Museum
is now
= OPEN =

10 am – 4 pm

News and reviews

York County (Portsmouth Herald), April 2018

"... a small, but mighty museum packed with artifacts.
 ... as nice a collection as any small town has assembled."

Treasure Chests (Portsmouth Herald), August 2017

"Hidden in plain sight.... A little detail or physical object starts unspooling the thread of an irresistible story."

— Summer Guide (Seacoast Ind. Media Lab), 2017

Finding this "hidden jewel"

Cited as "A fun, short stop on the way to the Kittery malls," the Kittery Museum — with its ample parking and easy access — is the perfect place to begin your stay.

We are located just north of the Kittery Traffic Circle.

From I-95, take Exit 2.
      Off the ramp, turn right onto Route 236 South.
Go around the Kittery traffic circle...
      Exit to Route 1 North (Kittery Mall Rd).
The Museum is on your right, beside Route 1.
      And yes, the outlets are up the road a piece.

Click the map for more directions.

The most-visited museum in Kittery

Wander through Kittery's past, as you browse our exhibits, from colonial times to grand hotels, shipbuilding and lighthouses, up to the present day.

The Kittery Historical & Naval Museum is private, non-profit, and open to the public on a seasonal basis. We also offer educational and community events at the Museum and around town, throughout the year.

Discover what Kittery's museum has to offer.


Upcoming Events

The Museum offers various programs throughout the year. Please join us!

  • Wednesday, October 24 (CHANGE)
    Two-Museum Bus Tour
    with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
      — at the Museum
  • Thursday, October 18
    "Kittery's Grand Hotels"
    thru Kittery Adult Education
      — at the Museum
  • Thursday, November 8
    "Exploring Your Kittery Roots"
    thru Kittery Adult Education
      — at the Museum
  • Wednesday, October 10
      — thru Saturday November 17
    We will open two days a week:
      — Wednesday and Saturday
      10 am – 4 pm at the Museum

For more information, click EVENTS.

At the Museum

  • Admission! Same as before:
    > Adults $5.
    > Children $3.
    > Families $10.
      — discounts available
  • New exhibits! For 2018:
    > Digital interactive timeline
    > A century of Kittery business
    > Walk around the Garrison
    > Early tinware
      — in the Museum
  • Sale books! Up to 60% off
      — in our Gift Shop

Can you volunteer to join our crew?

200 Rogers Road Ext.
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-3080