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!
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.)
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.
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.
While you're here, check out our Gift Shop. This year, in honor of the Maine bicentennial, we also have Maine200 souvenirs.
A printed copy of our booklet – "A Brief History of Kittery" – is on-hand and free for Kittery residents (while supplies last).
Lobster fishing in Kittery
Pepperrell Cove / Ski Club
Special art and exhibit gallery
Enhanced Digital Timeline
Group rates available.
Discounts for seniors, military,
AAA, and Kittery residents!
"The virus will decide."
Last year, our schedule was:
mid-April to Memorial Day
| Wed & Sat: 10am-4pm
Memorial Day to October
| Wed thru Sat: 10am-4pm
| Sun afternoon: 1pm-4pm
October to mid-November
| Wed & Sat: 10am-4pm
Annual Holiday Open House
| December - 2nd weekend
| Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-4pm
mid-November to April
| Research & renovations
| By appointment only
"Hidden in plain sight. A little detail or physical object starts unspooling the thread of an irresistible story."
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.
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.