Maine was first settled by Europeans in the 1620s, but its population didn’t grow until the Revolutionary War. As one of the oldest states in the country, Maine has a thriving antiques industry. With many homes and homeware dating back as late as the early settlers, there is no surprise that people across the country head to Maine in search of the perfect antique.
Douglas Harding Rare Books is one of Maine’s most iconic antique shops along Route 1. Family owned and operated since 1960, this 14-room shop is open seven days a week during the months of July and August. Specializing in out-of-print and rare books in Americana, maritime, and New England town histories, Douglas Harding Rare Books has over 100,000 used books in their inventory.
Chinchillas Antique Shop in Kittery Point is an eclectic funky shop filled with vintage, retro, antique, and found objects in nature. The shop offers a great mix of objects from Victorian furniture to vintage jewelry and clothing to architectural lighting. Come search their two floors of treasures.
R. Jorgensen offers one of New England’s largest collections of fine period antiques north of Boston. Housed in the historic 1685 Mill House property in Wells, R. Jorgensen has been in business since 1971. If you’re looking for specific period furniture from the 17th through the 19th century, R. Jorgensen is the place to go.
Fairfield Antiques Mall is Maine’s largest antiques group shop located in central Maine. Owners Wayne and Brenda Gamage are friendly and always willing to lend you a hand in finding the perfect Maine antique. For over 18 years, this antiques mall has sold items like furniture, lamps, tools, books, coins, and more. You never know what you might find here!
The Portland Flea-for-All is a unique vintage, antique, and artisan market located in the heart of Portland’s Arts District. With weekly rotating vendors and consignors, you will find everything from antique furniture to vintage clothing to local handmade artisan goods.
Opened since 1977, owner Dan Poulin has been welcoming antique lovers for over 40 years. His shop specializes in antique furniture, lighting, glassware, collectibles, jewelry and clothing, and music. With two locations, you’ll definitely find at least one treasure to take home to your collection.
Cabot Mill Antiques is a multi-dealer antique shop located in the historic Fort Andross textile mill on the Androscoggin River in charming Brunswick. Cabot Mill Antiques is one of the largest multi-dealer antique shops in Maine and has more than 160 displays of period furnishing, kitchen wares, art, and more.
Open seven days a week in the heart of downtown Bangor, the Central Maine Antiques Mall is a collection of sellers specializing in everything antique and vintage. Find everything from unique and period furniture to fine art to collectibles at this central Maine antique shop.