Growing up in an old river town on the Penobscot, I've seen my share of beautiful old Maine homes. They stand grand and usually have some sort of story that includes an old seafarer.

Maine has many old homes around but, which ones are the oldest?

There's a tool for that! In fact, the state of Maine has a commission dedicated to the preservation of old structures, including all of those old homes we'd love to see in person. On their website 'State of Maine Historic Preservation Commission', they've listed many kinds of structures that have been dubbed as 'Historic Places' that you can scroll down, read about and look at.

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A historic list of all kinds of old Maine buildings

Some of these old buildings listed on the State of Maine website are homes but also include buildings that aren't for living in such as forts, taverns, inns, and cemeteries. Some of the locations listed don't specify one building but a neighborhood of historic buildings that have been clumped together as a donated historic place.

Maine's history in homes

Looking through the stories of these old buildings you will see history of settlement, of war, of times when King George II was in charge when settlers built garrisons from attacking Native Americans, when the high seas were a place of incredible wealth, and when a home started as something very nimble and quaint but grew through the generations to become something big and stately- what we see now.

But, what are the oldest of the old when it comes to Maine homes? Here's the ultimate oldest of the old here in the State of Maine starting with the oldest home on the list dated at its creation in 1682.

The 25 Oldest Homes In Maine

Take a look at the oldest homes in the State of Maine, starting in 1682. These homes, along with garrisons, churches, cemeteries and forts, are featured on the State of Maine Maine Historic Preservation Commission website. These locations are among hundreds listed that show Maine's history and heritage that is being preserved for future generations to learn about.

Beautiful Maine Barns to Book For Your Rustic and Rural Getaway

Barn getaways have become a great way for Maine farms to bring in extra income and Airbnb renters are all about them. Check out four Maine barn stays here in the State of Maine offered on the Airbnb rental website and feel inspired to book your getaway to a Maine barn location.

50+ Apple Orchards of Maine

No matter what corner of Maine you may be starting from, you'll be able to find an orchard near you. Orchards across Maine offer fresh fruit, cider and a plethora of other products that are great to eat but also fun to pick right off the tree. Check out this list of 50+ apple orchards to visit this fall in Maine.

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