We opened our Kennebunkport store in 1997. Located in the heart of Dock Square, Abacus is the largest retail store in Kennebunkport! Just like all of our other locations, Kennebunkport is full of fun, interesting, unique, and extraordinary crafts and jewelry for you to shop. And when you’ve thoroughly exhausted that adventure (if it’s even possible) we’ve got a few other ideas to keep you busy.
We’re guessing that one of the reasons you came to Maine is to eat lobster. Kennebunkport is one of those fishing towns that Maine is famous for. The harbor is dotted with lobster boats around sunrise and sunset, and the town is famously proud of its fishing heritage. Rest assured that your lobster dinner is as local as it gets! A few of our favorites: The Clam Shack, Nunan’s, and Mabel’s Lobster Claw. You should probably just plan on trying all three, because they’re all really good.
If you’re lucky enough to visit early in December you can celebrate Kennebunkport’s seafaring heritage by attending Christmas Prelude. Ten full days of celebration! The highlights: 500 lbs of lobster, and the holiday hat parade, and lots of great local shopping. The event is so great it put Kennebunkport on the map as one of the Top Ten Christmas Towns in the US. You can watch a video about it here.
If you’re looking for a little entertainment, check out the Arundel Barn Playhouse. Critically acclaimed and with a season lineup that will please any theater-goer, this small summer theater attracts locals, visitors, and former presidents alike.
And definitely spend some time on the water. Whether you charter a private yacht or hop on a whale watch, getting out on the ocean is one of the nicest ways to spend a summer day in Kennebunkport.
We hope you enjoy your time in Kennebunkport!
Visit us at 2 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport.
Contact: 207.967.0111, PO Box 768, Kennebunkport, ME 04046