Introduction to Gorham, Maine
Gorham was originally called Narragansett Number 7. The land was granted to the soldiers who fought in the King Philip's War. Captain John Gorham established the first sawmill of the town in 1743. The town was incorporated as Gorham on October 30, 1764. The Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad first entered the area on September 12, 1870.
Gorham and nearby Attractions
- Baxter House Museum
- Moose Brook State Park
- Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park
- Children's Museum of Maine
- Eagle Island State Historic Site
- Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Things To Do In Gorham
The South Street Historic District and Gorham Campus Historic District are popular local spots. The town also offers easy access to the Seashore Trolley Museum, the Maine Historical Society and Museum, the Bradbury Mountain State Park and the Ferry Beach State Park.
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Gorham Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Southern Maine.