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.

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News and reviews

"... 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!

  • All winter...
    There's a way to get out & about
    Become a member or volunteer
      — at the Museum
  • Wednesday, April 10
    "Two-Museum Bus Tour"
     with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
      — at the Museum
  • Wednesday, April 10
    Museum Opening Day
    visit Wednesday and Saturday
      — at the Museum
  • Wednesday, April 24
    Volunteer Expo
    join the Museum crew
      — at Kittery Community Center

For more information, click EVENTS.

— At the Museum —

  • Admission! Same as before:
    > Adults $5.
    > Children $3.
    > Families $10.
      — discounts available
  • New exhibits! For 2019:
    > Souvenirs from the Shipyard
    > Enhanced interactive timeline
    > A century of Kittery business
      — in the Museum
  • Sale books! Up to 60% off
      — in our Gift Shop

We want you... to join our crew!

— Are we open? —

  • Mid-April to Memorial Day
    > Wed & Sat: 10am-4pm
  • Memorial Day to mid-October
    > Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-4pm
    > Sun afternoon: 1pm-4pm
  • Mid-October to Veterans Day
    > Wed & Sat: 10am-4pm
  • December (first weekend)
    > Open House - three days

Might change... then again, might not.

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