Kennebunkport, a picturesque coastal community in York County, Maine, is known nationally as the summer home of former President George H. W. Bush. With its splendid oceanfront properties, picturesque harbor, quaint shops, charming inns, and fine dining, Kennebunkport attracts those seeking the best of New England coastal living. Pristine neighborhoods featuring meticulously maintained waterfront homes abound.
Kennebunkport, Maine, as well as the Lower Village of Kennebunk is located between the Kennebunk River and the ocean. The Port, as the locals call it, is situated on the east side of the river and the Lower Village is on the west. Historical evidence indicates that Kennebunkport was founded not much later than the Plymouth Colony. In 1653, Kennebunkport was first incorporated as Cape "Porpus" and became subject to the government of Massachusetts. Entirely depopulated by Indian depredations in 1689, Kennebunkport was resettled early in the 1700's and renamed Arundel. This designation remained until 1821, when, having become a bustling port of entry for foreign trade, with a custom house, the town was given its present name of Kennebunkport.
Kennebunkport, Maine Things To Do
Kennebunkport Attractions: Kennebunkport's picturesque Dock Square provides visitors with shopping, dining, and galleries. Stroll by Walker's Point, home of former President George Bush. Take a narrated sightseeing tour aboard the Intown Trolley and learn of Kennebunkport's 300 year history, from the native Americans and early settlers, to the shipbuilding era, tourist and summer resorts, and the Presidential summer home.
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