Landmarks on Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, Maine
A craggy strip of land jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, Walkers Point – on which the summer retreat of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush stands – can be viewed from Ocean Avenue.
Saint Ann’s Church
Built in 1886, the exterior of the church was constructed of large stones worn smooth by the sea. Its enviable location perched over the ocean draws tourists to the site today.
The “summer cottage” on Ocean Avenue known as the Stone House has so captivated visitors over the years that it’s rumored to be the most photographed house in Kennebunkport.
Landmarks in Cape Porpoise, Maine
Cape Porpoise Pier
Stacked with authentic lobster pots and ringed by working fishing and lobster boats bobbing gently on the waves, the pier anchors the picturesque harbor of Cape Porpoise.
Goat Island Light
The historic Goat Island Light Station was built in 1833 and one of the last to be automated. Several tour boats motor past the island or head to the Cape Porpoise Pier for views of the lighthouse.
Originally constructed as the village fire department in the early 1900s, Atlantic Hall – located in the heart of Cape Porpoise – is recognizable for the ornate wooden façade that sits atop the building.
Landmarks in downtown Kennebunkport, Maine
Anchored in the Kennebunk River just past the Dock Square Parking Lot, the three dories are an oft photographed scene by visitors and locals alike.
Best View: 11 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine
South Congregational Church
Built in 1824, South Church is recognizable for its Doric-columned front portico and red-roofed copula crowning the 1824 Aaron Willard clock.
2 North Street, Kennebunkport, Maine
The 1853 Greek revival Nott house is also known as White Columns. In addition to offering tours of the home, the mansion also houses the First Families Museum.
8 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine; 207-967-2751
Landmarks in Kennebunk, Maine
Wedding Cake House
The Federal-style house dripping with Gothic-Revival-inspired trim work has been the subject of many unfounded legends involving a captain, his bride, and a wayward wedding cake.
104 Summer Street in Kennebunk, Maine.
St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery
Spread over 60+ acres on the banks of the Kennebunk River, the grounds of the monastery feature English gardens, winding paths, sculptures, and indoor and outdoor chapels.
28 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Maine
First Parish Unitarian Church
This historic Meetinghouse features a 1,017-pound bell cast in Paul Revere’s foundry in 1803, E. Howard Round-Top Clock, and Hooks & Hastings Organ.
114 Main Street, Kennebunk, Maine