York County Historical Society

Find York County Maine historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Buxton - Hollis Historical Society 100 Main Street Biddeford ME 04005 207-929-1684


Cape Arundel Summer Colony Historical Society Maine Street Kennebunkport ME 04046 207-967-8181

Kennebunkport Historical Society 125 North Street Kennebunkport ME 04046 207-967-2751

North Berwick Historical Society 27 Old County Road North Berwick ME 03906 207-676-7600

Old Berwick Historical Society 2 Liberty Street South Berwick ME 03908 207-384-0000

Old Orchard Beach Historical Society 4 Portland Avenue Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 207-934-9319

Old York Historical Society 6 Lindsay Road York ME 03909 207-363-1756

Sanford Springvale Historical Society 507 Main Street Sanford ME 04083 207-490-1028

Wells Historical Society 938 Post Road Wells ME 04090 207-646-4775

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.