Kittery Maine Vacations

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Kittery Maine

Mention the name Kittery, Maine and the first thing that pops into visitors minds is a mile long development of name brand outlet stores. Equipped with restaurants, picnic areas, plenty of parking, and endless shopping opportunities, folks drive from all over the east just to shop "America's Maine Street for Shopping." Vacations to the Kittery Outlets rarely stretch beyond the stores and so many miss out on the historical community that Kittery calls its roots. Read More

Settled in 1623, and established a few years later, Kittery, Maine welcomed many Europeans seeking opportunities in fishing, hunting, trapping, and timber industries. It is the oldest city in Maine, named after the hometown, Kittery Court of England, of founder Alexander Shapleigh. Shapleigh arrived in Kittery in 1635 and quickly became involved with the Pepperrell Family to create fisheries offshore.

Today Kittery is home to about 10,000 and its cobble stoned streets, numerous pubs, and great shopping opportunities have made it grow in popularity as a tourist destination. Tourism in Kittery would not be complete without some of the towns major historic locals like Fort McClary, Fort Foster, the Sir William Pepperrell House, the Lady Pepperrell House, the Naval Museum and Naval Yard, and the beautiful Whaleback Lighthouse.

Located at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, travel to Kittery to explore its historic sites, stroll along Seapoint Beach or through Fort Foster Park, and shop until you drop at the Kittery Outlets.