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South Portland Historical Society Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A great visit for historian's and travelers alike!

I visited the South Portland Historical Society in early September and was very impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Ivan F
Well worth the visit.

Very nice museum with explaining the maritime history of South Portland. Staff very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, ME
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ivan F
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum with explaining the maritime history of South Portland. Staff very knowledgeable and pleasant. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GShumway1110
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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.

Reviewed 30 November 2017

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Don T
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank David M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 755local
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank phillip c
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

As it looked more like rain, we headed into the museum. It was a neat little presentation with knowledgeable employees. It was worth a stop, plus it was free!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank annaleet
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Free parking Free admission Open May threw October 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m 7 days a week No picture taking allowed No restrooms No water fountain Wheel chair and child stroller accessible This small museum is located near the Liberty ship memorial and lighthouse. I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank TravelVidaa
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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