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.

Museum facade
= OPEN =
Wed thru Sat
10 am – 2 pm
and Sunday
1 pm – 4 pm

Closed Mon/Tue

"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.

View directions

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

Just the facts... (genealogists take note)

We are creating an on-line database of people, places, and events from Kittery history. This "portal" is now available here – for free. You can search the list of people or learn more about using the database. There's also an interactive timeline of Kittery history!


In a nutshell...

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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Live here? Work here!

:) We are looking to hire a part-time Administrative Assistant.


Read about how we're doing. Current members can get a cool window sticker. So join us today!

Museum sticker

Plan a Visit

Explore Kittery from colonial times and 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, see History.


We offer presentations and workshops throughout the year, at the Museum and around town. 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 town of Kittery has several resources for visitor information. We want to share our favorites. For suggestions, see Links.

Kittery's 375th

This year – 2022 – we celebrate the incorporation of Kittery as a town in 1647. Has it been that long? Get with it at the 375th!



To support our work:

By check – see Donation Form.

By credit card – simply Donate.