Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
United States Navy shipyard
Kittery, ME 03904
In Kittery, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 80°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Kittery for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid September.
Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of Maine the cost of living index in Kittery, ME is 126, which is 21% higher than the average in Maine and compared to the national average it is 26% higher than.
If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Kittery, ME goods and services come in at 6% higher than the average in Maine and are 17% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
Getting to Know the Area
Sitting at the southernmost corner of Maine, Kittery is a charming small town and one of the most historic communities in the state. First settled in 1623, Kittery features some of the oldest architecture in Maine, including the John Bray House, built back in 1662. Nearby Fort McClary has been guarding the entrance to the Piscataqua River for over 275 years, having been manned through five wars. Another nearby attraction is York’s Wild Kingdom, the state’s largest zoo and amusement park.
Wander through Kittery’s past as you browse Kittery Historical & Naval Museum’s exhibits, from colonial times to grand hotels, shipbuilding and lighthouses, up to the present day. Join us for community events, year-round. Open seasonally April – November, and by appointment in the winter. See our website for more information. Find out what makes Kittery special… at the Museum! Fort McClary is set in a beautiful setting overlooking the water – it is stunning. There is also a lot of history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War which happened here – it is really quite interesting. It is a small area but worth a visit just to appreciate the views and explore a bit of history. There are several awesome photo ops as well. There is plenty of free parking and no fee.