Top Five Ogunquit Museums

Here’s a list of the Top Five Best Summer Museums in Ogunquit. A great list to keep handy on a rainy day! Most are only a small donation to enter and close by.

Best Top Five Summer Museums in Ogunquit

  1. Ogunquit Museum of American Art – The most beautiful little museum in the world, according to Frances Taylor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. How can such a nationally known museum come to be in our Southern Maine fishing village? Set on the ocean and across from Perkins Cove, Henry Strater purchased the land in 1925 and set about creating a home for the area’s many wonderful artists, including Charles Woodbury, John Marin and Strater himself. Check out hours, exhibits and fees here – a can’t miss stop to learn about Ogunquit’s art colony.
  2. Ogunquit Heritage Museum – Set in the Captain James Winn House, the Heritage Museum showcases the maritime history, ‘Do You Remember’ exhibits on recent events and more. Featuring a real scale lobsterman’s shack and a special Ogunquit Playhouse exhibit, check out hours and fees at their website. Best part – the Ogunquit Heritage Museum is right next to the Meadowmere so you can skip getting everybody in the car!
  3. Ogunquit Memorial Library – While not technically a museum, the Memorial Library is local treasure. Filled with historical artifacts and book collections, the Library is a beautiful stone building on Shore Road and home to Ghost stories at OgunquitFest and Christmas tales at Christmas by the Sea.
  4. Barn Gallery on Shore Road – A hidden gem that features local artists, performing arts, classes and workshops. Meet Maine painters or learn how to become the next Picasso! Videos and exhibits showcase movie making and unique films. The Barn Gallery is located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information about exhibits, workshops or special events, call 207-646-8400 or stop by during your stay – the Barn Gallery is a 5 minute walk from our hotel.
  5. Seashore Trolley Museum – okay, while not technically in Ogunquit, the Trolley Museum in neighboring Kennebunkport is a great kids spot with over 250 trolley cars, vehicles and other transportation memorabilia. Plus, since Ogunquit is home to Molly the Trolley and all of her friends, you can learn all about railcar transportation in Maine and then catch a trolley ride to Ogunquit Beach and become a part of it! View a slide show of the Museum online and check out hours and fares on this section of the Seashore Trolley Museum website.

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