Introduction to Falmouth, Maine
Falmouth was first settled in by Europeans in the 1630s. It was recognized as a town in 1658. Falmouth was incorporated on November 12, 1718. The town was named for Falmouth, England. A trading post and palisaded fort were established in the area in 1700. A conference was held in the fort between Governor Joseph Dudley and the representatives of the Abenaki tribes on June 20, 1703. Fishing and farming became the principal trades of the town in around 1859. It adopted a council-manager charter in 1961.
Falmouth and nearby Attractions
- Mackworth Island
- Gilsland Farm
- Children's Museum of Maine
- Portland Public Market
- Maine Historical Society and Museum
- Portland Museum of Art
Things To Do In Falmouth
The Falmouth Shopping Center offers a great shopping experience. Golfers can also enjoy a round at the Portland Country Club. One can also visit the Gilsland Farm from Falmouth.
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Falmouth Higher Education
The University of Southern Maine is very close to the town. Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New England-University Campus also offer opportunities for higher education to the residents of Falmouth.