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Portland Region ME Museum Guide

Maine Museums Visit a Maine Museum to gain a wealth of knowledge about the Pine Tree state. The Greater Portland Region is home to many of Maine’s oldest and largest museums, including the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Harbor Museum, Portland Observatory and many others. Maine is the home of dozens of interesting museums; from art museums, history museums, oceanic museums, auto museums, antique train museums and award-winning children’s museums. Most Maine Museums charge an admission fee. Ask us about ME Museums or share your Maine Attraction comments. To feature your Maine business, contact us.

Portland Maine Museums

Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street, US Route 1, Ogunquit, ME 03907 | Downtown Box Office 207-646-5511
America's Foremost Summer Theater began in a renovated garage in Ogunquit's town square in 1933. Ogunquit Playhouse is dedicated to producing the finest shows ever to appear on Broadway stages. Visit the web site to see this years show schedule and purchase tickets online.
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York Wild Kingdom, York Maine
York's Wild Kingdom, P.O. Box 1139, York Beach, ME 03910 | 207-363-4911
 New England's Only Zoo AND Amusement Park. A family oriented zoo and amusement park conveniently located in York Beach, Maine. Stroll and view a large number of beautifully landscaped animal exhibits; numerous rides for all ages plus food and ice cream stands, gift shops and so more. A day of family fun and walking distance to a clean sandy beach! View dozens of live animals from near and far. Sorry, Pets are not allowed in the Zoo but are allowed (on leash) in the Amusement Park. Open Seasonally May-Sept. View website for details and hours.
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Maine Diner Wells Maine
Maine Diner, 2265 Post Road (US Route 1),Wells, ME 04090 | 207-646-4441
Featured on "The Today Show", Phantom Gourmet, Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and others. Maine blueberry pancakes, pies, lunch and dinner specials and more. World Famous Food Like Grandma Used To Make. Try Maine Diner's famous Lobster Pie, Seafood Chowder, Codfish Cakes. Breakfast anytime. Remember the Maine Gift Shoppe, Maine Products. Open Daily at 7AM..
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537 | 207-633-8000
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder of shorefront on the mid-coast Maine. Stroll 270 acres through spectacular ornamental gardens and miles of waterfront and woodland trails. Beautiful foliage, plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls and fountains, and scenic views. One of Maine's top attractions. The Gardens are open 9-5 April 15 - October 31 (open until 6 pm in July and August). There is a cafe and gift shop on site.
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Maine and Ivy, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Maine & Ivy, 26 Townsend Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207-315-6458
We are located in downtown Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We celebrate the timeless fashion of "The New England Preppy Lifestyle", but with a modern twist! After all, we believe in vintage style, not vintage values! And, yes, pearls do go with everything!
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Maine MuseumsChildren’s Museum
142 Free Street PO Box 4041
Portland, Maine 04101
Ph: 207-828-1234
The Children’s Museum of Maine was ranked 14th in the country by Child Magazine. It uses a hands on approach to teach children of all ages. Activities such as going to the post office, painting, watching animals, and playing the piano.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum
58 Fore St.
Portland, ME 04101
Ph: 207-828-0814
This museum is historic 2 foot gauge trains. They were used as passenger and freight trains at the turn of the 20th century. There are train rides, photographs and railroad artifacts.

Neal Dow Memorial
714 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102
Ph: 207-773-7773
This is a federal style house built by General Dow. The house contains family furnishing and memorabilia. This is the Maine headquarters of Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

Portland Harbor Museum
Southern Maine Community College
Fort Road
South Portland ME
Ph: 207-799-6337
Located on the grounds of Fort Preble, this museum is a maritime and local history museum.

Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square
Portland, Maine 04101
Ph: 207-775-6148
This is Maines oldest art museum. It contains a permanent collection of American and European art.

The Tate House
1270 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME 04104-8800
Ph: 207-774-6177
This was once the colonial home of George Tate. He was the senior mast agent for the British Navy.

Victoria Mansion
109 Danforth Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Ph: 207-772-4841
This museum is also known as the Morse-libby house. Come and visit the finest example of residential design from the pre-Civil War era in America.

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House
487 Congress St
On the Southern Maine Technical College Campus
Portland, Maine 04106
Ph: 207-774-1822
This museum is the oldest brick house in Maine. It was once the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a famous poet.

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
The Maine Historical Society honors, preserves, and teaches Maine history through exhibitions, tours, lectures, research, trips and events.

Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Porteous Building, 522 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Ph: 207-879-5742, ext.229
This museum features leading-edge exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and new trends in contemporary art.

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education
University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9301
Portland, Maine 04104
Ph: 207-780-4850
The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is the only separately established rare map library in northern New England. The Smith and Osher collections comprise fine examples of original maps, atlases, geographies, and globes spanning the years from 1475 to the present.

Portland Observatory
138 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04104
Ph: 207-774-5561 ext. 104
The Portland Observatory is the only extant maritime signal station in the United States, and thus a unique architectural icon of maritime shipping and the “Golden Age of Sail.”

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Maine Museums by Region


Discover Maine Museums by region. Aroostook, Downeast, Katahdin, Kennebec, Lakes, Mid-Coast, Portland and South-Coast.

Aroostook ME Museums
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Downeast & Acadia ME Museums
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Eastport, Lubec, Cherryfield, Machias
Katahdin & Moosehead ME Museums
Bangor, Brewer, Greenville, Lincoln, Millinocket, Orono
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Augusta, Skowhegan, Waterville, The Forks
Lakes & Mountains ME Museums
Auburn, Lewiston, Norway, Bethel, Farmington, Naples
Midcoast ME Museums
Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland, Brunswick, Belfast, Searsport
Greater Portland ME Museums
Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth
South Coastal Maine Museums
Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, York

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