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Where Maine's Story Begins...
Where Maine's Story Begins...
Where Maine's Story Begins...
Old York Historical Society
Where Maine's Story Begins...

As one of the earliest English settlements in the country, York became the seat of government for the Province of Maine and thrived as a center of maritime commerce. Through the centuries, York has been a destination for people seeking refuge in its natural beauty and pace of life. The culture and history of the area continue to captivate visitors to this day. Come to Old York and let us engage you in coastal Maine’s heritage, for an afternoon, a day, or a lifetime.

Old York is committed to providing a high quality experience to our members and visitors. But, the health and safety of our friends is our first priority. Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, our historic buildings are closed for the season. Please check Upcoming Events for information about our Yuletide Events.

The George Marshall Store Gallery, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and is open through November 29 by appointment. Make a reservation HERE

Thank you for your support. Be safe and be well. 

Upcoming Events

Old York’s historic buildings are closed for the season.

Outdoor guided walking tours have ended for the season. Please see the Upcoming Events section of the website for a full schedule of Yuletide Happenings.

The George Marshall Store Gallery is open by appointment through November 29. For more information please visit the gallery website.


Thank You to Our Business Partners

1631 Partner

Estes Oil Burner Service, Inc.


Camp Eaton, Inc.
Clark & Howell, LLC
Fox’s Lobster House
Kennebunk Savings
Sentry Hill


Bach Woodcraft, LLC
Fifield Building Restoration
Morning Glory Inn
York Trolley Company