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“Kennebunk's Little Gem”

The Brick Store Museum
Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Kennebunk
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Owner description: The Brick Store Museum ignites personal connections to local history, art and culture through exhibitions, education and programs celebrating the human experience in the Kennebunks and its surrounding communities. The Museum is open year round, offering revolving exhibits and unique programs.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Physically the Museum is comprised of several joined contiguous historic houses on Main Street. There are usually 2-3 display themes in place at once and they change several times through the year. The Brick store staff are available to answer questions. Bottom line = it is worth a visit to experience an original history sharing.

2  Thank charlie g
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

I have never been disappointed with the Brick - they have wonderful exhibits - all very hands on - and well developed

Thank HelenLarlington
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

As a Kennebunk resident, I have visited the Brick Store Museum many times (I am a member) either solo or bringing friends who are visiting. The Museum is on Main Street and is a collection of 4 connected buildings, a lovely courtyard, and a program center. From the moment you walk in, you feel you have stepped back 100-200 years. Kennebunk was synonymous with ship building and fortunes were made and lost by the core families. All this and more is captured in this small Museum.

In addition to the permanent collections, new exhibits are introduced throughout the year. Two annual events not to be missed are: the All Souls Walk (around Hallowed Eve) where volunteers dressed in period clothing walk you to the nearby Hope Cemetery where you meet several deceased citizens; and the Christmas Tea where one of the Summer Street mansions is open to the public to view and enjoy refreshments.

Like the Kennebunk Free Library, the Brick Store Museum is a Kennebunk treasure.

1  Thank AlohaTravelerOahu
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

A small town gem of a museum. Features change several times a year. Often local historical highlights are the focus. Have visited several times and always come away feeling I had an enjoyable non commercial learning experience.

Thank charlie g
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

The Brick Store Museum was such a surprise. The Civil War portion was so informative about Maine's contribution to the War, and is perfect for adults and for children. The Mansions history, photos and local contributions of memorabilia was very interesting. We spent over an hour there, but could have happily stayed longer. A well-presented piece of Maine history.

Thank Vicki M
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