Welcome to Kennebunkport, maine

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A little about Kennebunkport

Welcome to the pristine seaside communities of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport , and Arundel, – also known as the "Kennebunks." Recapture childhood memories of sun-drenched days spent at the beach. Renew your sense of adventure by cruising out of Cape Porpoise on a working lobster boat, fly-fishing on the Mousam River or hitting the many biking and hiking trails in the Kennebunks. Spend a day exploring shops and restaurants. Let our small-town community spirit become part of the fabric of your life – for a day or for a lifetime.

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The history of Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport was first incorporated in 1663 as Cape Porpus, subject to the government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Maine was admitted to the Union in 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise). Due to Indian depredations, the town was depopulated by 1689, and not resettled by Europeans again until the early 18th century. The town was renamed Arundel, and the town center located inland at Burbank Hill. In 1821 the town was renamed again, this time to Kennebunkport in response to its economy becoming one of shipbuilding and trade along the Kennebunk River. By the 1870s the town had developed as a popular summer destination, with both hotels and homes constructed along its coastline. Cape Arundel, Cape Porpoise, and Beachwood (now called Goose Rocks) were some of the early summer colonies; although Cape Porpoise was, and still is, a working fishing harbor. Many tourists still travel from across the country today to walk through downtown Kennebunkport.

Contact Information

Address:
16 Water St
Kennebunkport, Maine
04043

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Businesses in Kennebunkport, Maine

Here is a collection of local Kennebunkport, Maine businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Santora Fine Art

Art

The artwork of Expressionist animal artist Carol Santora

 

The Gallery on Chase Hill

Art

A showplace for original artwork

 

An Ocean House

Lodging

A large oceanfront vacation home

 

Captain Fairfield Inn

Lodging

A blend of historic and bold-modern styling

 

Captain Jefferds Inn

Lodging

A luxurious inn located in the heart of the historic district

 

Cottages at Cabot Cove

Lodging

Whimsically intimate nightly accommodations

 

Waldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast

Lodging

A colonial style inn listed on the National Register

 

Seashore Trolley Museum

Museums / Attractions

World's oldest and largest electric railway museum

 

On the Marsh Dining

Restaurants

Voted One of the Top Ten Restaurants in Maine

 

Perfecto's Caffe

Restaurants

We strive to serve perfect coffee and perfect food with a smile

 

Sebago Brewing Company

Restaurants

Come visit one of Maine's favorite brewpubs!

 

Harbor Adventures

Services

Kayak and biking tours

 

Aquaholics Surf Shop

Shopping

Share the stoke. Sounds cliche, but really...

 

Carla's

Shopping

 

Dock Square Clothiers

Shopping

Specializing in natural fiber clothing

 

Flaherty Imports

Shopping

Specializing in handknit sweaters

 

Hurlbutt Designs

Shopping

Fine Home Furnishings & Interior Design

 

Next Generation

Shopping

A Children's Shop nestled in the heart of Dock Square

 

Sea Glass Jewelry Studio

Shopping

We specialize in hand crafted, natural sea glass jewelry

 

The Old House Parts Co.

Shopping

A treasure trove of architectural salvage