Kennebunk Tourist Attractions
Kennebunk is located with Kennebunkport and Kennebunk beach. The area is a popular resort on the Maine coast. The town features a number of old Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian homes, built during the major shipbuilding era between 1800 and 1850.
Kennbunk - Brick Store Museum
The "brick store" in Kennbunk was built in 1825. It now houses a museum which focuses on the history of the Kennebunks. The permanent collection features artifacts from Native American and settler conflicts of 1688-1760, the shipbuilding era of the 1800s, and events leading to and including the Resort Development era.The museum also features changing seasonal exhibits.
Address: 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043-1830, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4:30pm; Sat: 10am-1pm; Closed: Sun, Mon
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Day after Christmas, St Stephen's Day, Boxing Day (Dec 26), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Useful tips: Admission is by donation; suggested $5.00 per person.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Facilities: Gift shop
Typical Visit: 1 hour
The little coastal town of Kennebunkport, 12 1/2 mi. south of Portland, is very popular in summer. Features of interest are the Seashore Trolley Museum and the local history collection in Town House School.Kennebunkport (pop. 3,700) is the summer home of the Bush family. Dock Square is a restored area of the town with many shops and galleries. A scenic walkway begins from the square and leads out to Walker's Point.The town also features several historic building and homes which can be seen on a self-guiding walking tour of the area.
Kennebunkport Maritime Museum and Gallery
Built in 1853 in Kennebunkport, the Nott House features original furnishing and personal items of the Perkins and Nott families who inhabited it from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s.
Seashore Trolley Museum
The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport possesses one of the largest antique electric trolley car collections in the world. Rides on a trolley car through the country side are also available during the summer.
Address: 195 Log Cabin Road, Box A, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, United States
Opening hours: May 31 to Oct 10: 10am-5pm
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $8.00, Senior over 60 $6.00, Child 16 & under $5.50, Child 5 & under FREE
Useful tips: Open Saturdays and Sundays only in May and October.
Facilities: Gift shop
Hamilton House, South Berwick
Hamilton House in South Berwick is a mansion that was built by Col Jonathan Hamilton in 1785. It was purchased by Mrs Emily Tyson and her stepdaughter, Elise, in 1898. They decided to restore the house to its former glory complete with antiques, painted murals and country style furnishings.The house was also the setting for the novel "The Tory Lover" by Sarah Orne Jewett.
Sarah Orne Jewett House
The Sarah Orne Jewett House is a Georgian house, built in 1774. It was the home of author Sarah Orne Jewett. The house features period furnishings as well as the bedroom and study of Jewett as it was when she lived there.
Address: 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, ME 03908-1203, United States
Opening hours: Jun 1 to Oct 15: 11am-4pm; Closed: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Senior $4.00, Students $2.50, Local resident discount FREE
Useful tips: Guided tours on the hour. Last tour at 4pm.
Guides: Guided tour included with admission.
Wells (pop. 9,400) is a popular summer destination with several nearby beaches. The town offers a variety of stores and shops for tourists. Renting mopeds to explore the town and area has become trendy.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge covers almost 5000 acres of land and is home to a range of wildlife and migratory birds. There is a walking trail which takes visitors through the marsh and beach area.
Wells Auto Museum
The Wells Auto Museum features antique and classic cars and other related items. Most of the cars are from the early to mid 1900s.