Freeport, Maine was founded in 1789 and according to folklore is the birthplace of Maine. Today, Freeport, Maine is home to over 200 upscale, international brand outlets and a vibrant array of homegrown galleries and shops featuring local artists, artisans and products. And of course, Freeport, Maine is the home of the world-famous L.L.Bean flagship store and outdoor experience school.
Freeport’s rich history is everywhere. Pick up our walking map and take a tour. Stroll through our village and step into charming historic homes converted into boutiques, inns and restaurants. Enjoy live music and demonstrations in our bustling town squares and gardens. Food carts and buskers line the brick sidewalks, and you can always find a café table at one of our many delicious restaurants.
Step back into time by visiting Freeport’s Harrington House, home to the Freeport Historical Society’s exhibits and archives, or stop by the 19th century Pettingill saltwater farm and the Gore House. And don’t forget L.L.Bean’s annual Summer in the Park! Fun events for your entire family!
Freeport, Maine’s postcard-perfect location also lets you take in both ocean views, desert dunes and mountain hikes. And because Freeport is just 20 minutes north of Portland, Maine, you can take in the best of Maine’s biggest city and the beautiful midcoast destinations like Bar Harbor or Camden on just one trip.
Whether you want to spend your Maine vacation in a five-star luxury hotel or at a rustic campground, whether you crave lobster rolls or lobster bisque, Freeport, Maine is the place to be and FreeportUSA is here to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Explore the Maine outdoors and find the best of Maine culture with our Freeport walking map and special events calendar of tours, classes, concerts and more.