human settlement in Hancock County, Maine, United States of America

Bucksport is a town in Hancock County, Maine.

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Take Route 1 from Kittery all the way up the beautiful coast to Bucksport. Turn left at the lights once you have gone over the Verona Island bridge.

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  • Penobscot Narrows Observatory. The first bridge observation tower in the United States and the tallest public bridge observatory in the world (420 feet, 128 m), offers views of the bridge itself, the parallel Waldo-Hancock Bridge, the nearby Fort Knox State Historic Site, the Penobscot River and Bay. The observatory is accessed through the Fort Knox site for a $5 admission fee (in addition to the $3 Fort Knox admission fee).
  • Fort Knox State Historic Site. $3.
  • Jonathan Buck Monument. Bucksport founder of considerable legend.
  • Buck Memorial Library, Main St, +1 207-469-2650. M-F 10AM-5PM and Sa 10AM-noon.
  • 1 Elm Street Congregational Church and Parish House, 31 Elm St. Historic church complex with a Greek Revival church building, built in 1838 and an 1867 Second Empire parish house.    

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  • Wahl's Dairy Mart, 79 Main St. The best ice cream around!
  • The Dairy Port. Located almost immediately off the water. Natives from as far away as Bangor and Old Town come to the official opening of this home-made ice cream store. Standing room only.

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Routes through Bucksport
EllsworthOrland  N   S  SearsportBrunswick
AugustaSearsport  W   E  OrlandEllsworth
JackmanBangor  N   S  OrlandStonington

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