Hours of Operation

Gibbs Avenue Museum


Blynn Davis Memorial Archives

Tuesday & Thursday, 1  - 4, and by appointment or chance. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4, during July & August.   We are often around at other times, so please don't hesitate to come in if we're here. To better serve you, we strongly recommend that researchers contact us in advance.



July & August: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4, and by appointment or chance.  Closed mid-October - June. Enjoy the grounds and the self-guided hike to the quarry any time during daylight hours. Note: since the facilities are available to rent for weddings, reunions, and other private functions, there may be times (especially Saturdays) that we are not open to the public. Please check in advance if travelling a long distance to visit.

Part time Summer Job

as Site Interpreter at Narramissic this summer. We need someone 4-5 afternoons per week in July and August, and can pay $10 per hour. If you're a student, we can structure it as an internship. Learn about Narramissic and working behind the scenes at an historic site. You'll conduct tours, perform light housekeeping and maintenance, assist with programs, events, and other projects as time permits. If you only have a few hours per week to spare, we can always use volunteers at both the Museum and Narramissic. If you're interested, contact us by USPS or email with a letter of interest, resume, and at least three personal references. Bridgton Historical Society, PO Box 44, Bridgton, ME 04009;  info@bridgtonhistory.org.

The Gibbs Avenue Museum

Bridgton has a rich and varied past as a farming community, a center for trade and industry, and, with the coming of the narrow-gauge railroad and the automobile, a destination for thousands of summer visitors. The former fire station on Gibbs Avenue (built in 1878) in downtown Bridgton houses the Bridgton Historical Society's Museum collections, archives, and research facilities. Special exhibits change each summer, and programs on Bridgton history and related topics are held throughout the year.

For a map/satellite view of the area around the Gibbs Avenue Museum, please visit this Google Earth link.

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This 1911 Sears "Horseless Carriage" is just one of the many treasures you will find at the Bridgton Historical Society Museum on Gibbs Avenue , downtown Bridgton, Maine. The Carriage won 1st prize in the "The Horribles" Class at Bridgton's 1933 Old Home Days Parade.


Ongoing Exhibits and Collections

Ongoing exhibits and collections include items from, photos and information about the Bridgton and Saco Narrow Gauge Railroad which served the town from 1883 until 1941, a 1911 Sears Automobile, Bridgton's connection to the Civil War, and an unusual ca. 1870 hand-painted sleigh.


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