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South Portland Historical Society Museum

55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, ME
+1 207-767-7299
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South Portland Historical Society Museum

Nice place to visit. Somewhat limited hours of operation. Stamps for lighthouse visits [for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
James M
,
Jacksonville, United States
Lovely little museum.

Very nicely laid out with an easy flow between exhibits. Helpful research room with many city... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Don T
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Scarborough, Maine
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55 Bug Light Park, South Portland, ME
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"great gift shop"
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"ship building"
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"casco bay"
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"curator"
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"kathy"
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"information"
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"photographs"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to visit. Somewhat limited hours of operation. Stamps for lighthouse visits [for Lighthouse Passport fanatics] can be obtained here.

Thank James M
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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.

Thank Don T
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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

Thank David M
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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

Thank 755local
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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

Thank phillip c
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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!

Thank Annalee T
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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

Thank TravelVidaa
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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

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Stumbled upon this museum accidentally while visiting Bug Light Park. Upon entering, we were greeted by a member of the Historical Society. She asked if we were visiting for something in particular, and when we told her the lighthouse, she shared her wealth of knowledge...More

Thank Kristen F
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a treasure with everything from WW2 ship building to 30s and 40s schools. See the various "neighborhoods" of SP and the o so good research area. And a great gift shop. Best of all....admittance is free! !

Thank Ann S
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