History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $7 for admission for two adults ($15 value)
- $10 for family admission for four ($20 value)
- $15 for a one-year individual membership ($30 value)
- $24 for a one-year family membership for up to four ($48 value)
Brick Store Museum
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Q&A with the Executive Director
In his lifetime, William Lord amassed something of a treasure horde, including artwork, furniture, and articles of business. When he died in 1873, he left behind a fortune considered the greatest in Kennebunk, including several pieces of real estate. In 1936, Lord's old general store building came into the possession of his great-granddaughter, Edith Cleaves Barry. She decided to use the building as a museum, exploring the area's history through the lens of her family's story and possessions. The museum quickly grew to occupy other nearby buildings, all dating from between 1810 and 1860, and their architectural elements and antiques became the centerpiece of Brick Store Museum.
Today, the museum houses exhibits in six galleries spread throughout the buildings. Many of the exhibits feature interactive elements, and all tell the story of regional history, whether through photography, artwork, artifacts, or ghosts who can talk.
“This gem of a museum is a perfect way to spend an hour or so. Although small, the creative and interactive exhibits make it a must see museum. ”
“Great little museum. Absolutely fantastic exhibit on food rationing in WW2. I learned so much! Be sure to check out the victory garden behind the museum!”
“Feel free to allow up to about 1 1/2 hours for the tour. My husband and I really enjoyed learning about the shipping industry in Kennebunkport”
Brick Store Museum
117 Main St.
Kennebunk, ME 04043