Often combined with the town of Kennebunkport as the “Kennebunks”, the town of Kennebunk, Maine offers a variety of things to do within a quaint New England setting. The small town is especially a great place for anyone, both local Maine residents or tourists, who love seeing an array of artwork. Kennebunk is home to a number of art galleries to explore, including the Deborah Randall Fine Art gallery and the Maine Art Hill. The town also has several restaurants serving delicious food, such as Pearl and the Squaretoes Restaurant. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Maine Art Hill
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The Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine is made up of four different destinations for art: Gallery at the Grand, Studios, Shows, and The Gallery. Open year-round, The Gallery has been one of the premier art galleries in Southern MAine for over 25 years, representing over forty artists with a connection to the state. Artwork is displayed throughout a home-like environment. Shows is a smaller gallery setting that hosts art shows from June to September and features a sculpture garden. The Studios section of Maine Art Hill consists of seven unique studio galleries that represent high-quality artisans and artists.
14 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-967-2803
2.The Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, Maine
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The Brick Store Museum is located in downtown Kennebunk, Maine and is open full-time throughout the year to visitors. Since the museum showcases rotating exhibitions, there’s often new programs for the public and exhibits to see with each visit. The museum aims to ignite personal connections to the culture, art, and history of southern Maine, as well as encourage collaboration, empathy, discovery, and learning in the local community. The Brick Store Museum is open year-round from 10:00am until 5:00pm Tuesday to Friday, 10:00am until 4:00pm on Saturdays, and noon until 4:00pm on Sundays.
117 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-985-4802
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3.Kennebunk Free Library
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The Kennebunk Free Library along Main Street in the quaint summer vacation town of Kennebunk, Maine is a public library that offers many educational and entertainment resources to the general public, both locals and visitors alike. The library features plenty for people of all ages, a helpful and friendly staff, and a pleasant environment in which to learn and relax. The Kennebunk Free Library is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30am until 8:00pm, Wednesdays from 12:30pm until 8:00pm, and Thursday to Saturday from 9:30am until 5:00pm, except for Saturdays in summer when it’s open until 1:00pm.
112 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-985-2173
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4.Kennebunk Dog Park, Kennebunk, Maine
Since it opened in 2005 to the Kennebunk community in Maine, the Kennebunk Dog Park has become a great place for furry friends to run and socialize with many other dogs, providing an expansive open space for dogs to safely play and run off leash. The Kennebunk Dog Park is operated by the town and offers a natural, fenced, and safe environment for dogs to get exercise, and is free to the community and open from dawn until dusk seven days a week. The dog park also features a gazebo for visitors to sit and relax in while their dogs play.
36 Sea Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043
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5.Old House Parts, Kennebunk, Maine
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Old House Parts is a unique place in Kennebunk, Maine with a focus on providing American architectural elements from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries for home improvement, historical restoration, and more. Housed within a 11,000-square-foot warehouse that dates back to 1872, Old House Parts has become a revolving museum for genuine architectural salvage, such as old wood flooring, masonry, sonte, iron, clawfoot tubs, wainscoting, moldings, fireplace mantels, lighting, stained glass, hardware, antique doors and windows, and much more. Visitors can see a collection of more than three thousand salvaged antique doors, which are grouped by panels.
1 Trackside Dr, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-985-1999
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6.Deborah Randall Fine Art, Kennebunk, Maine
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The Deborah Randall Fine Art gallery is located in the downtown district of Kennebunk, a popular destination during the summer, only steps away from Dock Square. The art gallery is a dedicated space for displaying the works of Deborah Randall, which include landscape oil paintings that get their inspiration from the natural beauty of the state of Maine, coastal adventures, and more. Pieces exhibited in the Deborah Randall Fine Art gallery also include mixed media abstraction, watercolor, and whimsical works. Randall’s artwork is part of both corporate and private collections in galleries and universities worldwide as well.
8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-409-5911
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7.Pearl, Kennebunk, Maine
Pearl in the town of Kennebunk, Maine is owned and operated by Chef Rebecca Charles, chef-owner of Greenwich Village’s legendary Pearl Oyster Bar. Guests will find a well curated wine list and craft cocktails to pair with favorite dishes like the pan-fried chicken or the Pearl burger, as well as other menu options like the daily pan-seared filet, the raw bar, the ribeye, and what Yankee Magazine has called the “Best Upscale Lobster Roll.” The menu also includes an assortment of fresh salads using many ingredients from local farms. Pearl also features a secluded terrace and spacious bar.
27 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-204-0860
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8.Squaretoes Restaurant, Kennebunk, Maine
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The Squaretoes Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves breakfast all day and specializes in homemade muffins, hash, chowder, and soups. Ran by Paula Hunter, the Kennebunk neighborhood eatery offers all-day homestyle breakfast, along with a delicious menu for lunch. The breakfast menu includes homemade corned beef hash, omelets, and even Lobster Benedict among many other tasty options. All of the dishes are made from scratch at the restaurant, including the variety of soups and chowders. The Squaretoes Restaurant is open seven days a week, from seven in the morning until two in the afternoon.
30 York St, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-985-6636
8 Best Things to Do in Kennebunk, Maine
- Maine Art Hill, Photo: Maine Art Hill
- The Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, Maine, Photo: The Brick Store Museum
- Kennebunk Free Library, Photo: Kennebunk Free Library
- Kennebunk Dog Park, Kennebunk, Maine, Photo: Marina/stock.adobe.com
- Old House Parts, Kennebunk, Maine, Photo: Old House Parts
- Deborah Randall Fine Art, Kennebunk, Maine, Photo: Deborah Randall Fine Art
- Pearl, Kennebunk, Maine, Photo: Pearl
- Squaretoes Restaurant, Kennebunk, Maine, Photo: Squaretoes Restaurant
- Cover Photo: Enrico Della Pietra/stock.adobe.com
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