• Union Meeting House, Readfield

  • Portland Breakwater Light (Bug Light), South Portland

  • Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester

  • Kineo Cottage Row, Kineo Township

Welcome to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission

The Commission is the State Historic Preservation Office for the State of Maine.

It is the policy of the State to preserve the architectural, historic and environmental heritage of the people of the State, and to develop and promote the cultural, educational and economic benefits of these resources...

— Maine State Legislature, 1971

Announcing the 2021-2026 Statewide Historic Preservation Plan

The Maine Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the publication of the 2021-2026 edition of Heritage for The Future: Maine's Statewide Historic Preservation Plan.

To learn more about the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan and why it was developed, please go here.

August 2021 UPDATE Office Response to COVID-19

Present at Statehood: Maine's 200-Year Old Built Heritage

To commemorate Maine’s bicentennial, this rotating exhibit highlighted historic properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and that were in existence when statehood was attained in 1820.  The photographs and most of the narratives were written by Amanda Taylor, John Taylor, Erin Ware, and Kate Willis, of Kleinfelder.  Additional narratives were prepared by Alexander Berardo.  This project was funded through a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

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