South Portland Historical Society Museum, South Portland

The museum is open daily, May 1 thru end of October; and other times, by appointment. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, including the history of the WWII Liberty shipyards in South Portland, local lighthouses and their keepers, South Portland's and Maine's involvement in the Civil War, the sardine canning industry, historic horse racing tracks, and more. One exhibit uses a local neighborhood to show how the invention and increased use of the automobile has changed American neighborhoods.
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  • A small but very well arranged museum with the history of that area. Starting with the Civil War camps, the amazing shipbuilding that this area did before and during World War II,and how it all foreve...  more »
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  • The museum is small yet very informative. The staff is great. They are welcoming and knowledgeable. The surrounding area is beautiful.
  • Friendly staff with a wealth of local historical information. I highly recommend visiting the museum. Admission is free, donations encouraged. Don't let this small gem of history disappear.

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