Ogunquit Heritage Museum
The Ogunquit Heritage Museum recounts the history and heritage of Ogunquit. It is housed in the Captain James Winn House, circa 1780. The house is on the Dorothea Jacobs Grant Common.
This summer The Finestkind is celebrating 60 years of operation in Perkins Cove. We have an exhibit showcasing them over the years. We also are exhibiting "Along the Ogunquit River" from yesteryear. It will showcase the last era of the Schooner and it's industries, the Dolphin Post, still visible in the river, and unique occurrences of some of the estates & cottages along the River.
We are doing a display on the Wabenaki Indians who are indigenous to Maine. We have been loaned some amazing one of a kind artifacts.
In our small “Borning Room,” we are starting a permanent collection featuring 2 of our famed Tea-houses- The Dan Sing Fan and The Whistling Oyster. Displayed are signs, furniture, menus, photographs and paintings.
We also have paintings and photographs, past and present, which have been created around Ogunquit.
Admission is free and donations are always appreciated. Also available for purchase are Charles H. Woodbury’s “Force thru Delicacy,” Charles Littlefield Seaman’s “Ogunquit, Maine 1900-1971,” and his colorful book of old postcards from Perkins Cove, as well as “On the Rocks of Ogunquit” and “Ogunquit Love Stories.” This year, the Friends of the Ogunquit Heritage Museum will also sell a 12 pack set of note cards for $15.00. The museum also houses an extensive Littlefield Library, information on Maine families and towns through the years and a replica of the famous Ogunquit dory. For more information, please call 207-646-0296.