Visit Old Berwick Historical Society's Counting House Museum

The Counting House is located at 2 Liberty Street, South Berwick, Maine. 

(To mail the Old Berwick Historical Society, please use P. O. Box 296, South Berwick, ME 03908.)

The Counting House Museum is located on the banks of the Salmon Falls River, beside a mill dam that powered the looms of a nineteenth-century cotton textile factory. Exhibits in the former mill office explore rural life in coastal New England, from tidewater farms to maritime trade.

View spoons unearthed from a local sawmiller’s home burned in 1690. See a hide-bound trunk made in London a century later and brought upriver by a young teacher. Meet the boys whose portrait captured brotherhood before the Civil War divided their family and the nation. Watch the tidal river from the landing that has been a gateway to inland Maine for 400 years.

Browse rare photos · Research ancestors
Explore archives - Visit the museum shop

Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm, late June through early October
Year round by appointment

Families, groups, researchers, new members, volunteers,history lovers welcome!

“A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something
from the world, and has something to give in return.”
—South Berwick native Sarah Orne Jewett, from River Driftwood, 1881

 

Directions to the Counting House Museum

The Counting House is located at 2 Liberty Street, South Berwick, Maine. 

(To mail the Old Berwick Historical Society, please use P. O. Box 296, South Berwick, ME 03908.)

From the South
From I-95 in southern Maine, take Exit 3 in Kittery to Rte 236 N. Travel about 15 minutes to stop sign in South Berwick, and take left onto Route 4 (Main Street). Take second left onto Liberty Street. Counting House is at the corner of Main and Liberty, just before the bridge.
From the North
Take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 19 (Wells). Take a right off the exit and follow for 1 mile. Turn left onto Route 9, and travel 6 miles to North Berwick. At the light take a left on Route 4, and travel 5 miles into South Berwick. Stay on Route 4 by turning left and joining Main Street, heading out of town. Take fourth left onto Liberty Street. Counting House is at the corner of Main and Liberty, just before the bridge.

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