Street Address
50 Peary Terrace
South Portland, ME 04106
Mailing Address
27 Kavanaugh Road
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Hours
May 1st to October 11th
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday11 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
October 12th to April 30th
Sunday, Saturday11 AM - 5 PM
Will open anytime during the winter on request.
Admissions
Free
Services
Special Event Rental
Staff
Lee Humiston, Curator
phone: 207-767-8227

Description

Through authentic artifacts, displayed in a variety of formats throughout the museum, viewers can bear witness to the experiences and sacrifices of past members of our Armed Forces.

Museum exhibits cover every aspect of military service from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq. The primary focus is on American Prisoners of War (POWs) from our own Civil War up to the Vietnam Conflict.

It is not a glorification of war, but a tribute to those who have served in the military, during peacetime and in war. It is also a place to honor those who have paid the ultimate price while serving the state of Maine and our nation over the years.

Mission

The mission of the museum is to teach today's and future generations the true meaning of "SERVICE ABOVE SELF".

Artifacts Collections

The museum displays artifacts and uniforms from the revolutionary war through current day conflicts with a special concentration on prisoner of war artifacts. Additional collections include:

  • weapons
  • flags
  • patches
  • magazines
  • newpapers
  • models of military craft

Educational Programs

The museum sponsors student tours of the facility as well as teacher and pupil education programs.

    Facilities

    Included in the museum is a function hall that is available for rent and is frequently used for veteran functions such as medal awards ceremonies.

    Auditoriums

    Lecture Halls

    Performance Areas

    ADA

    Accessible facility with no stairs.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    Special Event Rental