York’s Historic Sites & Museums

Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light House

Officially the "Cape Neddick Light Station", it was built in 1879 for $15,000 on a "nub" of land ( the "Nubble").

It was first lighted on July 1, 1879. The tower is 44 feet high and is 81 feet above sea level. It is built of brick which has been covered with metal sheathing. 33 iron circular steps lead up to the lantern room. The first light keeper was Nathaniel Otterson and the last was Russell Ahlgren. The light was automated in 1987.

This light house is one of the most photographed and painted in the world.

Museums of Old York, Maine

Museums of Old York 

Explore 8 historic buildings including:

a colonial tavern
an old jail complete with dungeons and cells
a riverside estate filled with antiques
and a warehouse once belonging to patriot John Hancock.

Also on site are a nature preserve, museum shop, art gallery and restored gardens.

To the left is the Elizabeth Perkins House - just down the hill from the Inn.

207 York Street       207.363.1756                                              

Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH is about connecting with the past.

It is a place to gather, a place to learn and is a sustainable resource.

Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood through nearly four centuries of history. Using restored houses, featured exhibits, historic landscapes and gardens, and interpretive programs, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the many generations who settled in this Portsmouth, New Hampshire "Puddle Dock" community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century.

Open Daily 10am to 5pm  May 1 - October 31

14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth NH, 03801
Call 603.433.1100 for more information.


543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine 207-646-4909

Celebrating its artistic heritage and origins in Ogunquit's art colonies, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art engages and educates a diverse audience by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting American art.  

Open daily 10am to 5pm     May 1 - October 31                                             




"The Portland Museum of Art's collection of American and European master works is a must-see." —Woman's World
The Museum's collection contains more than 17,000 fine and decorative works of art dating from the 18th century to the present. The collection includes paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, glass and ceramics, artists' books, furniture, and much more. Works by artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, and Marguerite Zorach showcase the unique artistic heritage of the United States and Maine. The major European movements, from Impressionism through Surrealism, are represented by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, René Magritte, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorial Day, May 28 through Columbus Day, Oct. 8: Open Mondays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square
Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 775-6148

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