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I visited the South Portland Historical Society in early September and was very impressed with the welcoming attitude of the staff. I was immediately greeted and asked if I had any questions. A staff member then personally showed me around the museum, answering my questions...More
Nice place to visit. Somewhat limited hours of operation. Stamps for lighthouse visits [for Lighthouse Passport fanatics] can be obtained here.
Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James M
Kathy04106, Manager at South Portland Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Our museum is open seven days a week, from 10am to 4pm, from May 1st through October 30, on weekends in November and December, and year-round by appointment.
Very nicely laid out with an easy flow between exhibits. Helpful research room with many city directories and other books for genealogical research. The gift shop was nice and the volunteer staff very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the visit.
Museum was very interesting regarding South Portland history. Everything was explained well enough for my wife and I and our grandchildren. The gift shop was well stocked and had many options to purchase souvenirs of our trip
Not a history Buff??? Well, I was inspired to become one after visiting The South Portland Historical Society at beautiful Bug Light Park. Great historical tour given by very knowledgeable and friendly Docents My tour was amazing!!! Great gift shop with unique gifts for birthdays...More
This small museum near the Bug Lighthouse Park was very interesting. Anyone who like historical museums should visit this one. Free parking and free admission made it plus to see. The items, photos and the historical facts were fascinating. The attendants answered our questions and...More
Open May threw October 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m 7 days a week
No picture taking allowed
No water fountain
Wheel chair and child stroller accessible
This small museum is located near the Liberty ship memorial and lighthouse. I...More
Settled on a point in South Portland that juts into Portland Harbor, the South Portland Historical Society Museum features a variety of opportunities to revisit some of the area's past while taking in stunning views from Bug Light Park in which the museum is located....More