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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— 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
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.
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.
Discover what Kittery's museum has to offer.
The Museum offers various programs throughout the year. Please join us!
For more information, click EVENTS.
Can you volunteer to join our crew?