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Freeport Historical Society. Pick up a village walking map and check out the historical exhibits at the Freeport Historical Society, located in Harrington House, a hybrid Federal- and Greek Revival-style home built in the 1830s. 45 Main St., (U.S. 1), Freeport, ME, 04032. 207/865-3170. www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org. Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-2.
Pettengill Farm. The grounds of the Freeport Historical Society's saltwater Pettengill Farm—140 acres along Harraseeket River estuary, with trails, fields, orchards, and gardens—are open to the public. It's about a 15-minute walk from the parking area down a farm road to the circa 1800 saltbox farmhouse, which is open by appointment. Little changed since it was built, it has rare etchings (sgraffitti) of ships and sea monsters on three bedroom walls. There are no period displays. Pettengill Road. From U.S. 1 in downtown Freeport, take Bow Street east 1½ miles, turn right on Pettengill Road, watch for sign. www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org. Daily, dawn to dusk.
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