Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Rangeley History Museum


2472 Main St
Rangeley, ME 04970

Contact Information

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 521
Rangeley, ME 04970

Hours of Operation

Opening July 1st! Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri Closed
Sat 11:00 am - 4: 00 pm



The Rangeley History Museum shares the stories of the pioneering families who created a town by logging the forests and building farms in the boulder strewn wilderness. You will learn how this rough and tumble existence transformed into Rangeley’s “Gilded Age” of grand hotels, steamboats and legendary sporting camps. Two railroads connected regional industries and farms to eastern markets and brought visitors from across America for the rejuvenation of body and spirit in the fresh mountain air. Exhibits share the stories of country doctors, one room schoolhouses and domestic life. The museum building once served as the town office and jail and the jail cell remains as an interesting exhibit in the basement gallery. Numerous artifacts, photos and vintage film all help to share the intriguing past of Rangeley and the surrounding townships.