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Kittery, Maine

Kittery is the oldest incorporated town in Maine sits at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, half way between Boston MA and Portland ME. As you take a scenic drive along Route 103 to Kittery Point, you will pass the gates of of the 200 year old Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; the historic Lady Pepperrell House; Fort McClary, built in 1690, now a state park; and Fort Foster located at the end of Pocahontas Road, was once a fortress manned during World War II, is now a public recreation and beach facility. Along with the beautiful homes and gardens, there are remnants of the fishing, shipbuilding, and other marine-related industries that were once the center of Kittery’s economy. Today downtown Kittery, sometimes known as Kittery Foreside, has become a gathering place for artists, specialty shops, and fine dining. The Kittery Outlets, located along the Route 1 corridor, provide a variety of shopping experiences.

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Fort McClary Blockhouse-Historic Site

Fort McClary State Historic Site has been occupied since 1689 and for nearly 275 years was used as an important military defensive position to protect the approaches to the Piscataqua River. Fort McClary was manned during five wars: The American Revolution War of 1812 Civil War

Kittery, ME Forts



Kittery Historical - Naval Museum

Portrays the history of the seacoast area - Kittery, Maine's oldest incorporated town. Location of oldest U.S. Naval Shipyard in the country.

Kittery, ME Museums

John Paul Jones State Historic Site

The site is the location of the Maine Sailors and Soldiers Memorial, created during 1924-1926, which is one of the finest sculptures by Bashka Paeff, a woman who worked as a sculptor in the Boston area for more than 50 years. With its powerful, central figures of a woman and child, the sculpture'

Kittery, ME Historic Sites

Things to do near Kittery, ME

Dunes on the Waterfront

The Dunes on the Waterfront is one of the original cottage colony resorts in Ogunquit, Maine. The property borders the Ogunqu...

Marginal Way

The Marginal Way, a 1-1/2 mile picturesque footpath, was a gift from Josiah Chase to the Village of Ogunquit in 1925. This p...

First Parish Meeting House

Owned by the Biddeford Historical Society. Boxed pews, cricket kneelers, late 19th century organ and lighting. Built 1759, r...

Antiques Kennebunkport

A large variety of antiques in an 18th century barn, 18th century pine for the ocean cottage, 18th century porcelain and the ...