Welcome to Winterport
Historic Maine Town
Winterport is a small town located in Waldo County, Maine. Incorporated March 12, 1860 and once home to far-ranging sea captains, Winterport retains a 19th century charm that blends well with 20th century conveniences. In 1766 explorers started settlements at the villages of Winterport and Marsh Stream in the Town of Frankfort. On March 12, 1860 the Town of Winterport was incorporated and had a population of 2380. Winterport’s harbor became the home to many far-ranging sea captains because it was the last open and unfrozen inland harbor on the deep and fast-flowing Penobscot River. Older homes, many built for Winterport sea captains, still stand along Winterport Village Streets.
Scenic Downtown and Waterfront
Located just 12 miles south of Bangor on Route 1A, Winterport faces the deep and fast-flowing Penobscot River. Older homes, many built for Winterport sea captains, stand along the downtown roadways. Sidewalks encourage people to stroll through the town.
From the historic downtown, where people can find a variety of restaurants and small businesses, visitors can walk the short distance to the Winterport waterfront and watch boats make their way to and from the Penobscot Bay and open waters just beyond.
Rich in Natural Resources
Winterport is fortunate to have abundant natural resources including the Penobscot River, Marsh Stream, numerous brooks, acres of gravel deposits, rolling hills and hardwood forests. Such abundance allows our hard-working businesses to prosper.
A Proud Heritage
The Union Meeting House, built in 1834, is a special meeting place for townspeople. This building shelters a bell cast by Paul Revere, a belfry clock installed in 1861, and a Masons and Hamlin hand-pumped reed organ installed in 1859. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the Union Meeting House is the subject of ongoing preservation efforts and local pride.