Kennebunkport Historical Society, Kennebunkport History Center, and the Nott House [ME]
The Kennebunkport Historical Society seeks to preserve and share the history of Kennebunkport, Maine. To this end, the society operates the Nott House and the Kennebunkport History Center. The Nott House is a Greek Revival historic home museum which primarily interprets Victorian life in the busy maritime center of Kennebunkport, Maine. However, the carpet, wallpaper, furniture, and other artifacts are all original to the home; and, as such, the site displays styles ranging from those of the late 18th century to circa 1950. The grounds hold the restored gardens. The Kennebunkport History Center consists of the Pasco Exhibit Center, which presents local history exhibits; Town House School, holding the society research center; Clark's Shipwright Office, covering Kennebunkport's maritime history; Old Jail Cells; and Benson Blacksmith Shop.
The Nott House offers period rooms, guided tours, and gardens. The Kennebunkport History Center offers exhibits, library access, research assistance, demonstrations, and activities. The society offers one-hour guided architectural walking tours and self-guided walking tours. Payment of an hourly fee is required to use the library. Reservations are appreciated for group visits to the Nott House and the Kennebunkport History Center. The jail cells and shipwright office are only open by appointment.