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 offering a glimpse into an era of bygone times.

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The Museum
= OPEN =
10 am – 4 pm

"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, right off I-95, one exit before the Kittery outlet malls. With ample parking and easy access, it's the perfect place to begin your visit in Maine.

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NEW: 204 Rogers Rd — OLD: 200 Rogers Rd
MAILING: P.O. Box 453, Kittery, ME 03904

For more about people, places, and events from Kittery history:

We are the historical society in the oldest town in Maine... with a Museum that welcomes visitors from across the USA and around the world. We sponsor local events that promote Kittery history year-round. For membership in the Society, see Participate.

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Become a Member

Lots of good stuff in our quarterly newsletters. Check the benefits for our members. Join us today!

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Plan a Visit

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

Kittery History

See our on-line portal and books, or request research, at History.


We offer presentations and workshops throughout the year. For a schedule, see Events.

About Us

Our members and volunteers like to learn about Kittery history. To join our crew, see Participate.

Around Town

The Kittery seacoast has a lot to offer visitors. For a few of our suggestions, see Links.


To support our work:

By check – see Donation Form.

By credit card – simply Donate.