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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We are
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Wed thru Sat
10 am - 2 pm

1 pm - 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 Road, Kittery, ME 03904

Inside out? (Genealogists take note.)

At the Museum, we have an active database of the people, places and events from Kittery history. The "people" list is now available – without charge – on this website. Click here: to search the list. Or click here: for more about the database and how to use it.

We are the historical society in the oldest town in Maine. We operate a public Museum and we sponsor local events year-round. We welcome visitors from across the USA and around the world. To become a member of the Society, see Participate for details.

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Plan a Visit

Explore Kittery's past from colonial times to 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

The members of our society enjoy several benefits. Our staff and volunteers like to tell about Kittery and its history. Want 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.


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

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