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KennebunkUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Kennebunk

Port Inn & Suites Kennebunk, Ascend Hotel Collection
Port Inn & Suites Kennebunk, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
55 York St, Kennebunk, ME
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Brick Store Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Seashore Trolley Museum and Mother's Beach. Dock Square ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (714 reviews)

"The room and the bathroom were clean. The bed was comfortable and didn't make any noise when you moved. The room was quiet even though we were on the first floor. The breakfast had somewhat health choices which was surprising. The price was off season so it was good."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2020

Port Inn & Suites Kennebunk, Ascend Hotel Collection
White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection
White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection
4 out of 5
37 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME
The price is CA $444 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated by the ocean, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery and Kennebunkport Harbor. Dock Square and Gooch's Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Where does one begin ? Fabulous property excellent service , full of charm and grace , cannot wait to return , a truly memorable experience ! Excellent restaurant too.Thank you all at White barn Inn !"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020

White Barn Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection
Hampton Inn Kennebunk Kennebunkport
Hampton Inn Kennebunk Kennebunkport
2.5 out of 5
6 Independence Drive, Kennebunk, ME
The price is CA $96 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Situated in Kennebunk, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kennebunk Free Library, Brick Store Museum, and Gardens at Historic Wallingford Hall. Kennebunk Dog ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (284 reviews)

"The staff made my stay very comfortable and went above and beyond to provide a safe place for my 4 year old and I to relax. Best sleep I've gotten in weeks!!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2021

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Vacation Rentals in Kennebunk

84 Main by Capital Vacations
84 Main by Capital Vacations
4 out of 5
84 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME

Situated by the ocean, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Brick Store Museum and Kennebunk Free Library. Gardens at Historic Wallingford Hall and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Terrific Location

"Stay in the heart of Kennebunk, easy drive to KBP or the beaches. Clean, safe, spacious."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 14, 2020

84 Main by Capital Vacations
Sweet Suite near beach in quiet wooded setting.
Sweet Suite near beach in quiet wooded setting.
Kennebunk, ME
The price is CA $121 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Kennebunk Dog Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wedding Cake House and Brick Store Museum. ...

5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Private Suite

"Very comfy and cozy! Private entrance and private from the entire house and all around just enjoyed our stay!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

Sweet Suite near beach in quiet wooded setting.
Charming Dog-friendly Cottage w/ Shared Pool & hot tub - Walk to the Ocean!
Charming Dog-friendly Cottage w/ Shared Pool & hot tub - Walk to the Ocean!
Kennebunk, ME
The price is CA $195 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Situated by the ocean, this romantic vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Mother's Beach, and Kennebunk Beach. Wells ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
Recently renovated/Great location!

"I loved the location of this place within walking distance to Parson's beach. The cottage was recently renovated. My kids enjoyed the pool and the added bonus was the playground on site. Upon arrival the place looked better than the pictures; however, we did find hairs on the murphy bed sheets and ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Charming Dog-friendly Cottage w/ Shared Pool & hot tub - Walk to the Ocean!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Aug 25, 2019

We rent over 10’years at Kennebunkport...we love the area This was the 1st time at the beach house

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Aug 11, 2019

If your looking for a laid back weekend trip with a small beach town vibe than this place is for you!

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