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Magnificent stone chapel

One of the prettiest seaside churches I've ever seen. Very historic, Italian Siena marble, several... read more

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Saco, Maine
1887 Seaside Chapel

Step back in time. Take your guests for a scenic drive along the Kennebunkport rugged coastline... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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167 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6309
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All reviews beautiful stained glass windows lovely stone outdoor chapel overlooking the ocean stone work stunning location open to the public bush family worth a stop lots of history peaceful place visiting kennebunkport ocean avenue nice stop barbara bush enjoy the view walker's point
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the prettiest seaside churches I've ever seen. Very historic, Italian Siena marble, several beautiful stained glass windows -- a true sanctuary. It's comparable to many European stone chapels and churches I've seen. The stones to build it were literally dragged from the ocean....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NHjo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step back in time. Take your guests for a scenic drive along the Kennebunkport rugged coastline. With a stop at St. Anne's. Always a favorite tourist stop. Just a glimpse of Maine has to offer. You won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 13 February 2019

A brief but inspiring stopover as one drives or bikes along the seaside road just outside the bustling Kennebunkport main web of streets downtown. Especially in the summer, the flowers and lush green landscape carefully mowed and tended to provide the stone chapel a restful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Photospeaker
Reviewed 13 February 2019

While driving around Kennebunkport we stopped to see St. Ann's Church. It is a beautiful church and it was important for me to see it because I am such a fan of the Bush Family.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet J
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Absolutely beautiful and charming church. Very unique interior. Place of worship for George H. W. and Barbara Bush, who donated projects to this church. Worth the time to worship or just visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeannine B
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

A stunning church located on a beautiful piece of property overlooking the ocean. No visit to Kennebunkport would be complete without a visit to St. Ann’s. The church is stone on the exterior and gorgeous stone and wood inside. Don’t forget to walk up the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 24jonr
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We didn't get to go inside, the gates were closed but this church is stunning. Would love to go back in nice warm weather to explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rachaelb703
Reviewed 15 December 2018

It is a nice church to visit during the summer months. It is quite busy with weddings and special events. It is a great place to have an picnic lunch or watch the fireworks on July 4th, a great view watching the boats come and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Closed until June. Beautiful grounds, can't wait for warm weather. They hold outdoor services during the summer while overlooking the coastline and ocean.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank JosephfromNYC
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We were driving by and stopped in to check it out. It was beautiful. If you have a summer wedding planned in the area this would be the perfect place to have it. The view from the outside was also very very nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Thormomma | Reviewed this property |
I think you can still walk the outside grounds of the church during off season which would still be lovely.
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It was built in 1887 and has been an operating church since 1892. The church construction is interesting as the stones used to make the church were pulled right from the Atlantic Ocean which it overlooks. Taylor Swift... More