Kennebunkport Historical Society

First Families Museum

The First Families Kennebunkport Museum, at White Columns, offers visitors a chance to tour an 1853 Greek Revival home and view exhibitions covering two centuries of Kennebunkport history, from sea captains to Presidents.

Located in the heart of the village, this gem of Greek Revival architecture reflects the lives of Charles and Celia Perkins, whose fortunes were connected to the thriving shipbuilding era of Kennebunkport, making the town one of the wealthiest in New England. Original furnishings and French wallpaper reflect the luxurious living of the family.

Guided tours present stories and artifacts from sea captains and shipbuilders to rusticators to Kennebunkport’s most famous summer resident, former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush and their  family.

There is also a Museum Store with a selection of maritime history collectibles, presidential memorabilia, and unique Kennebunkport treasures.

Located at 8 Maine Street, the museum will be open Memorial Day through Columbus Day 2014 and again throughout Prelude, December, 2014. Admission is $10  per person, under age 12 free.

Group tours are available upon request. 
For arrangements, please call 2079672751 or email us at kporthistory@roadrunner.com.

 

Guided Village Walking Tours of historic Kennebunkport leave from the First Families Kennebunkport Museum and are offered from July through Labor Day Tours last approximately 1 hour. Tour is about 1 mile with some hills. Cost is $10 per person.