537 US 1
Freeport, ME 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.
Photography, radio, and documentary writing by Salt Institute students, as well as other documentarians, are exhibited at this unique gallery. Programs in radio, black and white photography, and nonfiction writing are available at this institute.
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 operates the renovated Wadsworth-Longfellow House. This historic home was built between 1785-1786 by General Peleg Wadsworth. Two decades later, his grandson Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow grew up in the house before becoming one of the most famous American poets of all time. The last family member left the house to the historical society upon her death in 1901, leaving it as preserved as possible. Today, visitors can come see the house and the family artifacts within spanning several centuries and many generations.
Space gallery provides a platform to budding artists and performers to showcase their talent to the world. The gallery strives to promote unconventional ideas and innovative creativity and does not require the artists to restrict themselves to any particular medium. A favorite among artists, performers and art lovers, Space generally features visual art displays, film screenings, music shows and public collaborations.
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.