A Maine vacation at a Maine resort is ideal for history buffs

sebasco harbor maine resortThree Maine cities are recognized by The National Trust for Historic Preservation as Distinctive Destinations to visit: Portland, Rockland, and Bath. There are recognized specifically because they are all architecturally attractive, they have a culturally-diverse downtown, and they are each committed to the historical preservation and revitalization of their city. All of these cities are worth visiting while on a Maine vacation, as they boast some of the greatest opportunities to gain insight into the substantial maritime heritage that the state has.

Portland is the most widely-known city in the state, and over the past decade, it has grown in popularity. Food enthusiasts and art lovers flock here, as it boasts some of the greatest restaurants in the country, as well as plenty of museums and historical landmarks. If you travel a couple hours north of Portland, you will find Rockland. It is a small city that, like Portland, offers plenty of great food and fine art. Here you can visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum, which has the largest collection of lighthouse artifacts in the world. Finally, the city of Bath, which is just about the halfway point between Portland and Rockland, is famously recognized for its rich maritime history. For centuries, ships have been built here, and its lengthy history is well-preserved at the city’s Maine Maritime Museum. Just a few minutes from downtown Bath, at the tip of the Phippsburg peninsula, lies Popham, which was the site of the 1607 Popham Colony—one of the oldest English settlements in North America. It was at this spot in 1608 that the Virginia, the first ship built by the English on this continent, was launched.

Phippsburg is also home to one of the most beautiful resorts in Maine: Sebasco Harbor Resort. Of all Maine resorts at which you can stay during your historically-rich vacation, it is the best. It is located just minutes from Bath, and it is only a short distance from both Portland and Rockland, so you can easily visit all three cities on your stay. Maine vacations are ideal for history buffs, as it is a state with an incredibly rich and fascinating history.

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