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Address: 371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
Phone Number: (207) 283-3861
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School Visit

Been here a couple different times on school visits. For a little museum they do a great job offering differing exhibits. Their festival of tress during Christmas time is great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Been here a couple different times on school visits. For a little museum they do a great job offering differing exhibits. Their festival of tress during Christmas time is great!

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Saco, Maine
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Located on Route 1, Portland Road, in Saco next to the Library, this gem of a museum has much to offer. Photos and artifacts from the eighteenth century are always in abundant supply, The special exhibits that are compiled each season are masterfully organized and profoundly informative. Expand your understanding of the colonial roots of the towns and cities along... More 

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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This a small, intimate museum with ever changing displays. Rooms are set in the 19th century on the second floor. Some nice antique pieces are on display on the first floor. The staff is very helpful and friendly and eager to answer questions. The Christmas tree display during the holiday season is a must see. A small donation is requested.

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Saco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Saco Museum, an integral aspect of the Dyer Library; it is the essence of history, presented in the raw... real history; in a way that makes you feel like you were there! I have come to admire and support the Saco Museum and Dyer Library, because the collaboration makes history come alive with an emphasis on time and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are several full length portraits done by John Brewster, a deaf itinerant painter who worked in the mid 1800s. Magnificent! The museum is very small but it has some very wonderful items in its collection. There is a huge set of Spode grey/brown transferware to die for.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place is filled with so much information for its size! Bonus, the big gallery switches out exhibits every 8 months so there is always something new.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

On a rainy day, we were at the Saco Library when the librarian suggested that we stop by the museum next door. As luck would have it, we stopped by just after 5PM and discovered that there was no entry fee that evening. We saw a wonderful exhibit of Victorian times, including furnishings of all rooms in the average home,... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

For a small museum, the Saco Museum has a lot to offer. The special exhibits are unique and well-displayed, and the permanent exhibits are interesting. The museum shop offers old and new books, as well as unique gift items.

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Falmouth, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Wow - Stumbled upon an AMAZING special show of scores of samplers made by Maine schoolgirls, assembled from other museums and private collectors. It closes early March, so hustle to Saco, pronto, if you love needlework. Or order the catalog, which is thick and fabulous and juicy......

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Thank Carol W
Landenberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you enjoy learning about the region you are living in or visiting, the Saco Museum is an excellent place to visit. It is convenient, right on route 1, small enough to enjoy without becoming overwhelmed, and a schedule of events that allows many returns.

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