Attractions Category: South Coast/Beaches
Housed in William Lord’s Brick Store, built in 1825, and in three adjacent restored 19th-century buildings. Historical, maritime, and fine- and decorative-art exhibits. Walking tour of the historic district.
The Brick Store Museum, located at 117 Main Street, in the town of Kennebunk, Maine, is one of only a few museums that opened during the Great Depression in the United States. It focuses on preserving the heritage of the Kennebunks through its collections, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of its material culture. One of the premiere history and art centers in Southern Maine, the Museum’s collections include objects ranging from 19th-century paintings to shipbuilding tools, from 18th-century clothing to contemporary art. In the heart of Kennebunk’s National Register Historic District, the 18,000 square foot museum is located on Main Street. The Brick Store Museum’s buildings themselves comprise the oldest commercial block in Kennebunk, with structures dating from 1810 to 1860. Prior to becoming part of the Museum, these buildings housed the town’s first library, a telegraph office, a furniture store, a grocery store, Water District offices, an auto supply store, apartments, a general store, and a fraternal lodge