Kennebunk, ME

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Kennebunk
Take a self-guided tour of this town to discover a New England house inspired by the grandeur of Milan’s cathedral, with many more attractions too.

Stroll around Kennebunk to discover buildings with interesting histories. The entire town participates in Museum in the Streets providing written descriptions at points of interest. Admire the architecture of fine old buildings that reveal the wealth in this area when shipbuilding was a major industry.

The Wedding Cake House adorns one of Kennebunk’s streets. Built in the 1850s, its wooden trim was designed and hand carved by the builder and a carpenter using the Italian cathedral’s façade as a blueprint. Learn more about how the building got its name in the early 1900s when a sea captain built the house for his bride.

Look for the Titcomb Garrison, possibly Kennebunk’s oldest house, built about 1740. It was designed to provide protection from Native American attacks. Discover more of Kennebunk’s history by visiting the Brick Store Museum that was originally separate businesses before being joined together.

Walk along the banks of the Mousam River flowing through town. It was the center of shipbuilding in the mid 1700s. More than 20 ocean vessels were built in this area until the industry moved downstream to Kennebunkport when the ships became too large for the river.

Look for a depression on the western bank of Kennebunk River. Known as The Landing, it is one of the last visible remnants of this shipbuilding industry that continued until 1918.

Spend a day at a Kennebunk beach. Gooch’s Beach is a crescent of white sand popular for sunbathing and aquatic sports. Try Mother’s Beach, which is smaller and attracts families with its playground. Middle Beach lies between these two and has black pebbles that hold the sun’s heat, which make even cooler days beach days.

Accessing this thriving industrial area in the shipbuilding days meant a railway was necessary. Visit the Boston & Maine R.R. Depot, which is now a commercial building, but trains still travel past the former station.

A trip to Kennebunk is a preserved glimpse into America’s past.

The Kennebunk Inn
The Kennebunk Inn
2.5 out of 5
45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME, 04043
The price is $99 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this hotel in Kennebunk. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (572 reviews)
"Very charming, clean, nice staff and good restaurant."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Kings Port Inn
Kings Port Inn
2.5 out of 5
18 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME, 04043
The price is $161 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this hotel in Kennebunk. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (684 reviews)
"Lovely little inn, comfortable rooms, outstanding breakfast and customer service. Reasonably priced, great location - would stay again."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Port Inn & Suites Kennebunk, Ascend Hotel Collection
Port Inn & Suites Kennebunk, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
55 York St, Kennebunk, ME, 04043
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kennebunk. Enjoy free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (815 reviews)
A few equipment issues.
"Heater not working the first night but was fixed promptly the next morning. Also, the TV had to have its “input” switched by reaching behind and pressing the input button several times to get the “TV”. Then the remote worked. Seemed to be a compatibility or programming issue."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

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Charming Cottage w/a fully-equipped kitchen, gas grill & Netflix streaming!
Charming Cottage w/a fully-equipped kitchen, gas grill & Netflix streaming!
Kennebunk, ME
Stay at this cottage in Kennebunk. Enjoy a water park, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Brick Store Museum and Kennebunk Free Library are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Cute, cozy, clean
"This was an adorable place to stay for the weekend. It was extremely clean and very close to Kennebunkport!"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Studio cottage w/ community pool - dogs welcome, close to beach & golf
Studio cottage w/ community pool - dogs welcome, close to beach & golf
Kennebunk, ME
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Kennebunk. Enjoy onsite parking, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Kennebunk Beach and Rachel Carson ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
"Pease and quiet was My number one requirements.… I got that plus some! We had a fantastic stay!!"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

84 Main by Capital Vacations
84 Main by Capital Vacations
4 out of 5
84 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME, 04043
Stay at this 4-star condo in Kennebunk. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Kennebunk Free Library and Brick Store Museum ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
"Comfortable stay. Good location."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2022

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