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Freeport Historical Society

Freeport Historical Society Facts

Freeport Historical Society was founded in 1969.

Freeport Historical Society (FHS) encourages the sharing and enjoyment of the long history of Freeport, Maine. FHS actively preserves buildings, archival materials and artifacts of historical importance while encouraging similar efforts within the community; undertakes research and develops educational programs and exhibits which explore and interpret Freeport’s history; and encourages related community activities which keep our rich past present.

View a list of Freeport Historical Society's collections here.

FHS owns two properties listed in the National Register. Harrington House, located in Freeport village at 45 Main Street, houses our exhibits, research area and archives, and business offices. We also own Pettengill Farm, a two-hundred year-old, 140-acre saltwater farm located 1.5 miles from Harrington House. Both are open to the public.

Public hours at Harrington House are Monday through Friday from 10:00am -5:00pm. Pettengill Farm grounds are open year-round, dawn to dusk. The house is open by appointment and on Pettengill Farm Day, the first Sunday in October.

Programs and events at Freeport Historical Society are posted on this calendar.