Kennebunk Heritage & Culture Festival

This July, the Museum is kicking off its newest annual celebration, the Kennebunk Heritage & Culture Festival. The Festival will focus on different parts of Kennebunk’s wealth of history, art and culture and will run over four days, from Thursday, July 11th through Sunday, July 14th, with multiple events each day – and tickets are now on sale!

Schedule of Events:

Collections Storage Tour
Thursday, July 11 at 12pm

Tour through thousands of years of history and 70,000+ artifacts as you explore the Museum’s behind-the-scenes storage areas. The tour lasts about an hour, and uses stairs and small spaces.

Tickets: $12 per person, $5 for Members.

President’s Lobster Bake Kick-Off Celebration
Thursday, July 11 at 6pm

Enjoy a Maine feast underneath a tent in the Museum’s courtyard! Attendees will be the first to view a special fashion exhibition by Decontie & Brown, a contemporary Wabanaki haute couture fashion house based in Bar Harbor, Maine. The special exhibition will continue through the weekend, thanks to Home & Away Gallery in Kennebunkport.

Tickets limited: $65 per person

Art Night!
Friday, July 12 from 5pm – 8pm

The evening event features free admission to the Museum’s Galleries, a free art workshop for children and adults by All Hands Collective; and the opening of Ken Fellows’ Bauman Family Gallery contemporary art show.

Kennebunk Field Day
Saturday, July 13, 10am – 2pm

A free family field day on Parsons Field will feature vendors, artists, and local organizations sharing their work and contributions toward Kennebunk’s culture; families will also find activities, walking tours, exhibitions, historical games, and a Civil War reenactment happening on the field! Food trucks will offer picnic food to guests. Interested in joining? Click here.

Historic Garden Party
Saturday, July 13, 3pm – 5pm

Dress to the nines and join the Museum at Summer Street’s historic George Lord Little House, c. 1875, to enjoy a historic garden party with refreshments and tour of this unique and amazing private home.

Tickets limited: $35 p/p, $30 for Members.

The Kennebunk History Mystery Tour
Sunday, July 14, 1pm – 4pm

Start at the Museum to receive a map of eight secret locations around town. Set off with your travel party to discover the history of these eight places (some of which we drive by every day, but never stop!) as presented by Museum hosts at each location. Get your map stamped at each location, and return to the Museum to be entered into a raffle for prizes!

Tickets: $10 per person


The Kennebunk Heritage & Culture Festival is sponsored by: Kennebunk Savings Bank, Port & Shore Realty, HM Payson, KeyBank, Southern Maine Health Care, Deering Lumber, Sharper Events, and Avison Landscaping.

Interested in sponsoring these events? Please contact the Museum at (207)985-4802 or email Cynthia at