Kittery Historical &
    Naval Museum

Welcome to Maine!

Kittery — the oldest town in Maine — has a rich history and a proud naval tradition. When you're nearby, visit the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum to learn about our heritage. You'll find fascinating stories, each with a glimpse into an era of bygone times.

The Museum

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"A fun, short stop on the way to the Kittery malls."

"... a small, but mighty museum packed with artifacts."

"... as nice a collection as any small town has assembled."

Located near the Kittery traffic circle

With ample parking and easy access, the Kittery Museum is the perfect place to begin your visit.

From I-95, take Exit 2.
      Continue off the ramp onto Route 236 South.
Go around the Kittery traffic circle...
      Exit to Route 1 North (Kittery Mall Rd).
The Museum is on your right, along Route 1.
      It's easily seen, adjacent to the town offices.
      And yes, the outlets are just up the road a piece.

Click the map for more directions.

Discover what Kittery's museum has to offer

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

Explore Kittery's past, as you browse our exhibits, from colonial times to grand hotels, with 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 throughout the year, at the Museum and around town. Let's celebrate...

The bicentennial of Maine statehood in 2020!



The most convenient museum in Kittery...

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Upcoming Events

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

  • Thur, March 5
    "Maine's Bicentennial"
    presented by Bob Gray
    with Kittery Adult Education
      — at Traip Academy
  • This winter
    To get out & about...
    become a member or volunteer
      — at the Museum
  • Tues, March 24
    Quarterly Membership Meeting
    presented by K.H.N.S. Trustees
      — at Kittery Community Center
  • And yes...
    There's more on the way
    in the New Year
      — 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 2019:
    > Souvenirs from the Shipyard
    > Enhanced interactive timeline
    > A century of Kittery business
    > Celia Thaxter memories
      — in the Museum
  • Sale books! Up to 60% off
      — in our Gift Shop

We want you... to join our crew!

— Are we open? —

  • Spring: April to Memorial Day
    > Wed & Sat: 10am-4pm
  • Summer: Memorial Day to October
    > Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-4pm
    > Sun afternoon: 1pm-4pm
  • Fall: October to mid-November
    > Wed & Sat: 10am-4pm
  • December — 2nd weekend
    > Annual Holiday Open House
    > Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-4pm
  • Winter: mid-November to April
    > Research and renovations
    > Open by appointment only

Might change... then again, might not.

Visit the Museum

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