Rufus Porter Museum

The mission of the Rufus Porter Museum is to increase the enjoyment, knowledge, and pride of our communities by bringing to life the world and the inspiring works of Rufus Porter—a remarkable American artist and inventor. Rufus Porter (1792-1884) was a painter, musician, writer, teacher, inventor, and original publisher of Scientific American magazine. He made enduring contributions to the culture of Maine, New England, and the United States through his uniquely American blend of creativity, ingenuity, and practicality as evidenced in his miniature portraits, famous wall murals, writings, and inventions.

Currently the museum is located at 121 Main St, Bridgton, ME. However, the museum has plans to relocate to a historic building in the center of downtown Bridgton and is currently working on the renovation of that building.

The museum is open June – October, from Noon to 4:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and children under 15 are free. The museum is a Blue Star Museum and offers free admission to active or retired military personnel and their families. Call 207 647-2828 for more information, or view the website, www.rufusportermuseum.org to learn about other special programs offered during the season.

Discounted Admission