2. Explore Historic Landmarks
Did you know that Maine entered the Union as a part of the Missouri Compromise? Maine and Missouri both became states in 1820 – the first as a free state and the latter as a slave state. The Underground Railroad ran through this free state, and you can stay at one of the houses that operated along the network as it is now a bed and breakfast. The Waldo Emerson Inn is the oldest house in Kennebunk, Maine, and it was built by Waldo Emerson, the Great Uncle of writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. If you stay here, make sure to ask to see the window covers that were used to protect the house from enemy arrows – you can actually see the arrow indentations in wood!