As of June 1, 2011, the Saco Museum will offer expanded hours for the summer. The museum will be open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. through December

Museum Hours beginning June 1, 2011
Tuesday through Thursday: noon to 4 p.m.
Friday: noon to 8 p.m. (free admission after 4 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday (June through December only): noon to 4 p.m.

In acknowledgment of the museum’s expanded services to the community over the last few years, there will also be a slight raise in regular adult admission. Adult admission will be $5 (previously $4); other admission levels will remain the same.

Admission is always free to Dyer Library / Saco Museum cardholders and their guests under our “One Card, Two Doors” program. This program, begun in 2006, offers unlimited free admission to the Saco Museum for the cardholder and his or her guests, as well as borrowing privileges at the Dyer Library. All Saco residents may sign up for a DL/SM card for free; those from outside Saco may get a card for a $25 annual fee. All proceeds benefit the Dyer Library and Saco Museum.

Museum Admission Fees beginning June 1, 2011
Adults $5
Seniors & Students $3
Children (7 – 18) $2
Children 6 and under, no charge.

The Saco Museum, founded as the York Institute in 1866, boasts an exemplary collection of more than 10,000 artifacts, including superb collections of documented local furniture, clocks, and other decorative arts such as silver, ceramics, textiles and costumes. The museum is well known for its rich collection of paintings from the Saco River region, including the finest and largest collection of portraits by the renowned Deaf artist John Brewster, Jr. (1766 - 1854). The major summer exhibition for 2011 is Voyages and the Great Age of Sail on view May 7 through September 4. Visit for more information.