Freeport, Maine is a one-of-a-kind place to spend your vacation, where you will find the best things in life any time. View a working harbor in charming South Freeport Village. Enjoy eating famous Maine lobster in Freeport's great restaurants, or visit its casual cafes. Charming B&Bs and cozy country inns are part of a wide variety of accommodations. Each season in Freeport has its own special excitement.
There are many outdoor activities for your enjoyment: snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, nature walks and guided tours along oceanfront parks, including Wolfes Neck State Park, tours throughout the Desert Dunes of Maine (Maines natural phenomenon), or ocean cruises.
Freeport is noted for its shopping opportunities, numbering over two - hundred outlets, including world - famous L.L. Bean.
- Freeport was first settled in 1700. This beautiful coastal Maine village is located on the shores of Casco Bay, two hours north of Boston. Once part of Yarmouth, it was called Harraseeket, after the Harraseeket River.
- The town of Freeport was incorporated in 1789. It is called --The Birthplace of Maine --, because it was in Jameson Tavern where separation from Massachusetts was debated by the colonists. Early industries included woodworking, shipbuilding, fishing, canning, and farming.
- With the advent of the railroad in 1849, Freeport Corner developed into the towns commercial center, which it remains today. Much of Freeports rich history has been preserved. Harrington House houses many exhibits and archives. At Pettengill Farm, exhibits of 19th-century farm life can be found, for all to enjoy.