Our Favorite Historic Tours: Get to know Kennebunk and Kennebunkport

Looking to learn more during your stay in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport?

Here are some of our favorite tours in the area!

As the summer sun bathes the picturesque towns of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport in warmth, there’s no better time to embark on a journey through their rich historical heritage.

Nestled along Maine’s captivating coastline, these charming towns offer a delightful blend of fascinating stories, breathtaking architecture, and a deep connection to the sea.

Explore some of the must-visit historic attractions that promise an unforgettable summer adventure.

Seashore Trolley Museum

Expand your historical horizons by visiting the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. Board vintage trolleys and journey through the history of electric transportation. Explore the fascinating collection of over 250 transit vehicles, including streetcars and buses, that played a significant role in shaping local communities. The museum’s guided tours offer a delightful blend of nostalgia and education, making it a memorable stop for history enthusiasts of all ages.

The Wedding Cake House

Look no further than right next door to us with this place! As you wander the streets, don’t miss the chance to admire the enchanting Victorian-style architecture of the Wedding Cake House. With its intricate woodwork reminiscent of a wedding cake, this iconic landmark is a testament to the town’s rich architectural heritage. Whether you simply drive by or take a leisurely walk, this unique house is a delightful sight that adds a touch of whimsy to your historic exploration.

And the list goes on… There is no shortage of things to see in these beautiful, historic towns!

Some more of our Favorites include…

Brick Store Museum:

Immerse yourself in the captivating tales of Kennebunk’s past by starting your journey at the Brick Store Museum. Wander through the museum’s engaging exhibits that paint a vivid picture of the region’s maritime history, early settlement, and the development of Kennebunkport as a renowned summer resort. With knowledgeable guides to lead you, every step deepens your appreciation for the area’s unique charm.

White Columns
Step into the grandeur of the past as you enter White Columns, a splendid Federal-style mansion in Kennebunkport. Built in 1853, this architectural gem provides a glimpse into the lives of a wealthy shipbuilding family. Stroll through its well-preserved period rooms, admire the intricate details, and let your imagination transport you to a bygone era. Each room whispers tales of opulence and offers a captivating narrative of the family’s history.

Kennebunkport Historical Society Walking Tour
For an authentic experience, embark on a walking tour offered by the Kennebunkport Historical Society. Meander through the streets of the historic district as your guide regales you with captivating stories of the town’s shipbuilding heritage, early settlers, and the profound influence of the sea on the community. The rhythmic sounds of the waves serve as a backdrop as you delve into the area’s colorful past.

Kennebunkport Harbor Tours
Indulge in the breathtaking beauty of Kennebunkport’s coastline while exploring its maritime history on a harbor tour. Sail through the sparkling waters and behold the charming lighthouses that have guided countless vessels throughout history. Discover the fascinating tales of lobstering and witness firsthand the vibrant maritime culture that has shaped the town’s identity.

First Families Kennebunkport Museum
Uncover the intriguing connection between the Bush family and Kennebunkport at the First Families Kennebunkport Museum. Delve into the lives of former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush through presidential memorabilia, captivating photographs, and stories that offer a personal glimpse into their ties with the region. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to understand the lasting impact of these distinguished figures on Kennebunkport’s history.

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