“Parvus Sed Potens” – Small But Mighty

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The mission of the museum is to teach today’s and future generations the true meaning of “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.

Through authentic artifacts, displayed in a variety of formats throughout the museum, viewers can bear witness to the experiences and sacrifices of past members of our Armed Forces.

Museum exhibits cover every aspect of military service from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq. The primary focus is on American Prisoners of War (POWs) from our own Civil War up to the Vietnam Conflict.

It is not a glorification of war, but a tribute to those who have served in the military, during peacetime and in war. It is also a place to honor those who have paid the ultimate price while serving the state of Maine and our nation over the years.

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Summer Hours

  • May 27th to November 11th
  • Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Closed Monday

Winter Hours

  • November 12th to May 26th
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Will open anytime during the winter on request.
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Museum Location

The museum is located just off of Broadway in South Portland, Maine at
50 Peary Terrace
South Portland, Maine

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Click for a larger map and to get directions.

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Museum News

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Col Ken Fleenor (later BGen), Homecoming at Randolph AFB 1973
Col Ken Fleenor (later BGen), Homecoming at Randolph AFB 1973

The Maine Military Museum is a non-profit organization that charges no admission and survives only through the generous donations of time, money, and artifacts. As a donation to a registered non-profit organization, your monetary or physical donation to the museum may provide certain tax benefits. The museum curator is recognized by the United States government as an authority on the valuations of military items.

The museum accepts artifacts as small as a pin, patch or badge, or as large as uniforms, posters and paintings. The museum is actively seeking war souvenirs from any war.

To make a donation, contact the Museum curator or submit your monetary donation below. All donations are eligible to be deducted as contributions to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.