St. Ann's Church

#5 in Best Things To Do in Kennebunkport
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Key Info

167 Ocean Ave.

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Churches/Religious Sites, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

This historic stone chapel was built in 1887 and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Kennebunk River. It's a Kennebunkport staple that's lauded for its stone facade, its stained-glass windows and its surrounding gardens. The church is also popular for wedding ceremonies.

Recent visitors said the grounds are peaceful, the structure is unique and the colorful stained-glass windows inside are beautiful. Many say you don't have to spend much time here, but it's a quick "must-see" spot.

The church is located less than 2 miles south of Dock Square. Sunday services are available, though times vary depending on the season. The chapel is open from the middle of June to the last Sunday in September. The grounds and chapel are generally open to the public from 9 a.m. to sunset Monday through Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. on Sundays in the summer through the early fall. For additional information, visit St. Ann's website.

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This little working fishing village, considered part of Kennebunkport, is a few miles from Dock Square and offers a scenic outing. Visitors can watch fishermen hauling in traps and coming in and out of the harbor in their boats at the Cape Porpoise Pier, just as they have done for years. Other activities include shopping in the quaint general store called Bradbury Bros. Market and browsing through the handful of shops and galleries. Goat Island Light, one of Maine oldest lighthouses, is also located in Cape Porpoise.

Recent visitors said the village is quite picturesque but warn if you want photos of the lighthouse, you'll need a camera with a zoom lens. Travelers also said the village is home to several seafood shacks, where the food is as fresh as it gets. Favorites include Musette, Pier 77 and Cape Pier Chowder House.

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