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– The Museum –

The Museum is a treasure trove of local history. It is chock-a-block full of Kittery's rich past, including artifacts from its maritime and military heritage. Visit the Museum to see them for yourself!

Collections: What's here

Since it opened in 1977, the Museum has expanded its collections from days gone by. We focus on the history of Kittery and its naval heritage. (Note: The shipyard has a navy museum of its own.)

Kittery History

In 2002, the Museum was expanded to accommodate the Andrews-Mitchell garrison house. This was a fortified farmstead that offered protection from raids in turbulent Colonial days. Remnants of that building are now inside the Museum.

Garrison House

Visiting the Museum

This is a drop-in kind of place. The Museum is self-guided, and we'll provide a directory of exhibits when you come in. Children can do a scavenger hunt, and a 25-minute movie is available for all.


Gift Shop

While you're here, check out our Gift Shop. We have interesting books for adults and young people, as well as Maine souvenirs.

Recent new exhibits

Catching lobster in Kittery
Pepperrell Cove / Ski Club
Special art and exhibit gallery
Enhanced Digital Timeline

Affordable admission

Adults $7.
Children $3.
Families $15.
Group rates available.

Discounts for seniors, military,
AAA... and Kittery residents.

Members of our Society: free.

When we're open

April thru May
| Annual meeting in March
| Opening to be announced

Memorial Day to mid-October
| Wed thru Sat: 10am-2pm

Mid-October to mid-November
| Wed and Sat: 10am-2pm

Mid-November thru March
| Business hours: Wed 10-2
| Visits: by appointment only

Annual Holiday Open House
December: 1st or 2nd weekend
| Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-4pm
| Free admission and more!

Might change; then again, might not.

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

Collections: Donate an artifact

We are always looking for items to add to our displays and exhibits. Are you unsure what to do with that old treasure in your closet? If it has Kittery historical or naval significance, please contact the Museum to discuss a donation. We'll help you with the appropriate Gift Form.

Collections: Loan us your photos

We can scan historical photographs or old documents, and return the originals to you. Please contact us to arrange a temporary loan. We have a required Loan Form to use.