537 US 1
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: (207) 865-3777
Fax: (207) 865-4678
537 US 1, Freeport, ME, US, 04032
- Phone: (207) 865-3777
- Fax: (207) 865-4678
Arts & Museums
A variety of exhibits, artifacts, and photographs depicting the history of Freeport are on display at this museum that also features a research library, educational programs, and a gift store.
A variety of changing exhibitions of local art and history are on display at this museum that is dedicated to preserving Yarmouth history. A small museum gift shop is also on site.
One of the oldest historical organizations in Maine, this historical society was established in 1888 and features a large comprehensive research collection and changing exhibits that relate to the history of the Pejepscot Region.
Interesting Portland industrial historical exhibits and artifacts are on display at this unique museum that also features historic two-foot gauge railroad equipment and train rides along Casco Bay. Guided tours are available.
Three main buildings make up this wonderful museum complex. The history museum contains changing exhibitions that cover over five centuries of Maine life, the research library contains the world's premier collection of Maine history printed materials, and the 1786 Wadsworth-Longfellow House is the childhood home of one of America's most famous 19th century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The Maine Historical Society Museum is one of the best places to come to if you want the lowdown on the past five centuries in Maine. Every artistic installation vividly brings to life memories of the past. The artifacts span across toys, Native American remnants, glass, ceramics, political memorabilia, drawings, newspapers and archaeological material. Students and researchers are often found here. Check website for details.
Loose yourself in the world of art, as the Portland Museum of Art lures you with 17,000 artworks created by American and European geniuses from the 18th Century till the present date. The state's oldest and biggest art museum demands a visit from every art lover.
A unique collection of African tribal masks and artifacts are on display at this museum that protects and preserves Sub-Saharan African tribal art, culture, and tradition. A variety of workshops and classes are available.
Cryptozoology, described as the science studying mysterious, unverified animals, has been a topic of many controversial discussions. Loren Coleman, the author of numerous books on cryptids of the world and the founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum, has over the years collected many artifacts and 'evidence' on these elusive animals. Making for a thoroughly interesting visit, the museum in Old Port, features many of these relics and specimens. The main attraction here is the Crookston Bigfoot weighing approximately 135 kilograms (300 pounds) and the scary-looking Feejee mermaid.
Founded in 1962, this museum features an array of historic maritime artifacts and exhibits that relate to the maritime history of Maine. A historic wooden shipyard site is also on the premises.
Located inside the former Keepers' Quarters and enjoying superb vistas of the ocean, the Museum at Portland Head Light has played a crucial role since the 1700s in freeing America from the colonial rule of the British. This museum houses some stunning maritime memorabilia which have been immaculately preserved through the centuries. The museum shop is a big hit with those who enjoy all things maritime. Admission is free!
Located in what was once an auto parts store, this unique art center features large display areas for visual art exhibits including both juried and invitational exhibits of some of the best visual artists in Maine. All forms of media are represented including photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and drawings.