Kittery river view

Welcome to Kittery – the oldest town in Maine – with 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 interesting exhibits and fascinating stories, each with a glimpse into an era of bygone times.

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"A small, but mighty museum packed with artifacts."
"A fun, short stop on the way to the Kittery malls."
"As nice a collection as any small town has assembled."
"Kittery is a really cool town. What's not to like about it?"

The Museum is located near the Kittery traffic circle, with ample parking and easy access. Right off I-95, it's one exit away from the Kittery outlet malls. So it's the perfect place to begin your visit in Kittery and Maine.

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200 Rogers Road Extension, Kittery, ME 03904

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Plan a Visit

Explore Kittery's past from colonial times to grand hotels, with shipbuilding and lighthouses, up to the present day. For admission and hours, see Museum.

Kittery History

To celebrate the bicentennial of Maine statehood in 1820, we wrote "A Brief History of Kittery" booklet. For a copy, or more about our veterans, see History.



We offer presentations and workshops throughout the year, at the Museum and around town. Some are member meetings. For a schedule, see Events.

About Us

The members of our society enjoy several benefits. Our staff of volunteers like to tell about Kittery and its history. Want to join our crew? See Participate.

Around Town

The town of Kittery has several resources for visitor information. We want to share our favorites. For suggestions, see Links.