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Address: Kennebunkport, ME
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Elaborately styled 19th-century house at Kennebunkport Landing.

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Why is this historic grand old dame being left to rot? 190+ years old! Citizens or State need to help save her!

This house has clearly seen better days as postcards we saw in town showed it with a fresh bright yellow coat of paint and crisp white trims and fretwork and manicured gardens... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Trinidad
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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were unable to visit the day we came, but we could see that the house is in bad shape and needs renovations ASAP.

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Alexandria, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't able to tour the house, but the outside (which is really what I wanted to see) was something out of a fairy tale! Move over Cinderella's castle. No wonder it took ten years to build...the craftsmanship is exquisite!

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Trinidad
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662 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house has clearly seen better days as postcards we saw in town showed it with a fresh bright yellow coat of paint and crisp white trims and fretwork and manicured gardens which were nowhere to be found on this aged beauty when we saw it! Despite showing wear, it is really a stunner and you can’t help but stop... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just drove by on a tour bus and stopped for a few minutes of narration by the tour guide. Cute but I'm not an architectural buff so I would not have gone out of my way to see.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This I would have like to seen inside but we only could drive by and park on other side or walk by. Still interesting to learn about history

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South Lyon, Michigan
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431 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We happened to drive by and it caught our eye. I only wish we had been aware of it in advanced and planned to get inside. After driving by we googled for it and read the interesting story. It is purportedly the most photographed house in Maine and /i have no doubt. It stands apart from the gorgeous yet somewhat... More 

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Zsambek, Hungary
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was trying to find how can we get inside and if there is a possibility to get inside, but I could not find any information about it. So we could not get in the Wedding Cake house, but from outside its really nice! We were not the only people who just made some photoes and passed away others also... More 

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Biddeford, Maine
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This unique drive by experience is really worth a trip to Kennebunk if you're in the neighborhood. never saw a house like this ....sorry I don't have a photo.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This house is very ornate with spirals and such. The history of it was very interesting though. A splash of color to view on the trip.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I thought this looked like a cool thing to check out after seeing the pictures and reading the reviews online. However, when I drove by I noticed the owner standing across the street from the house and he offered to bring my family and I inside for a tour. I picked up strange vibes from him and actually felt as... More 

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