History buff or not, you’re going to love this fascinating project planned to break ground in Town next summer!! Museum in the Streets is a historical walking tour made up by a series of panels with text in English and French and old photos of the Town. The tour will focus on 30 sites in the Old Orchard Street vicinity and Ocean Park. One of the most exciting pieces of this project is that you will have an option to purchase your very own panel and add a personal touch to a piece of Old Orchard Beach history. Stay tuned for more information on purchasing
Since our Town Council presentation on June 21st our Facebook “likes” for the Museum in the Streets page have increased from 5 to 93! Every week we’re going to be publishing “Did you Know” posts about the history of Old Orchard Beach. Last Friday the post was about the Fire of 1907 that destroyed nearly all of downtown! Right now, as an added incentive to “like” and “share” our page, once we reach 100 likes we’ll reveal a piece of OOB history from 100 years ago in 1916.
Please give our page a “like” and share with your friends to reveal more Old Orchard Beach history!!
The plovers are back at Old Orchard Beach!
We've seen several pairs already preparing nesting sites by mid-April and will start seeing nests any day now. We are hoping that the birds will get settled quickly; the sooner they get started the sooner they finish! Please give space and let them do their thing, and let Maine Audubon or the Town know if you see a nest outside of fencing- they may be anywhere this time of year!
Thanks for visiting our Town’s website. Whether you are a resident, a vacationer or visitor traveling through Maine’s Premier Family Beach Resort community, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and wishes for a peaceful stay or visit here. Old Orchard Beach with 9,000 year-round residents includes the community of Ocean Park and is proud of its downtown and exciting commercial developments along the ocean, as well as all the amenities that can only be offered by a small beach town with tremendous civic pride and caring residents. “It’s A Shore Thing”!
Our seaside community boasts a diverse and large population of up to 75,000 in the summer as it hosts vacationers from all over the United States but primarily from New England and the mid-Atlantic states, Canada and Europe looking to enjoy our miles-long stretch of fine beach, clean ocean water and all the attractions that both Old Orchard Beach and the surrounding City of Portland have to offer. We are blessed with a multitude of restaurants, cultural offerings, special events, music venues, art museums & galleries, antiques, quaint shops and countless outdoor recreational amenities. This is a special place and we know that you’ll enjoy it here.