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Where Maine's Story Begins...
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Where Maine's Story Begins...
Where Maine's Story Begins...
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. Please check Upcoming Events for information about our online programs.

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

Upcoming Events


Old York’s historic buildings are closed to the public.

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




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