“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 through May 26th
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

May 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

Return With Honor

In the spring of 1973, the first C-141 Starlifter arrived in Hanoi to begin the repatriation of American prisoners of war from Vietnam. We have digitized the video “Return With Honor” and made it available online.