Introduction to Freeport, Maine
Freeport, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 15 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 114 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area. Freeport has a population of 7,800.
Freeport was originally a part of North Yarmouth and was known as Harraseeket. Europeans first settled in the area in 1700. The town was incorporated as Freeport on February 14, 1789. The early economy of the area depended on woodworking, shipbuilding, farming, fishing and canning. The first railroad entered in the area in 1849. The Casco Castle and Amusement Park was established in the town in 1903.
Freeport and nearby Attractions
- Pettengill Farm
- Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
- King Way Mall Shopping Center
- Pejepscot Museum
- Bradbury Mountain State Park
- Peary - MacMillan Arctic Museum
Things To Do In Freeport
You can visit the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park while in Freeport. The Pettengill Farm is also a popular tourist destination. The town also has a number of shopping centers including the Freeport Crossing Outlet Mall, Freeport Village Square Shopping Center, King Way Mall Shopping Center and the Freeport Outlet Shopping Center. The First Parish Congregational Church, First Baptist Church and Saint Jude’s Catholic Church are some of the local churches.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Freeport Higher Education
The University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and Saint Joseph’s College are some of the nearest universities and colleges.