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Historical Attractions

York is one of the most historically well-preserved and documented towns in New England. The first European inhabitants came in the very early 17th century. However, most preserved buildings date from the early 18th century. We invite you to share in our history by visiting our historical sights. For more information about York's history, visit the Museums of Old York.

The Museums of Old York are Open from June through Columbus Day Weekend, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Closed Sundays. Family friendly guided and self-guided tours are available at of the 8 museums. 

 


Other York Area Historic Buildings:
 

 - Owned by The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. It's located off Barrell Lane on Barrell Lane Ext. Strawbery Banke Museum - Portsmouth, NH. – Major historical restoration project and historically restored community museum. Open May through October. Call 603-436-8010 for more information. Albacore Park, Portsmouth, NH. – Naval museum with restored experimental submarine. Call 603-436-3680 for hours and more information. 


Fort Foster, Kittery MaineJohn Paul Jones House, Portsmouth, NH. – A wonderful display of colonial and post-colonial furniture and artifacts. Call 603-436-8420 for hours and more information. 
Kittery Historical & Naval Museum, Kittery, ME. – Portrayal of the history of Kittery and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Open June through Labor Day. Call 207-439-3080 for more information. Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm, Wells, ME. – , a 270-acre farm, wildlife, salt marsh, and picnic area.