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Wedding Cake House

Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Kennebunkport
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The Wedding Cake House is located at 104 Summer Street in Kennebunk, Maine. It is claimed to be the most photographed house in Maine. It was built by... more »
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Athens, Greece
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Apparently the most photographed house in Maine, my mom always old me that the sea captain who built this so long ago made it ultra-luxurious to appease his new bride. I guess this is not the real story though, and he designed and built it this way because he was inspired by the Gothic cathedral in Milan after spending time... More

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L'Assomption, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have to agree with every other reviewer here. The place is run down and you can`t go in. For me, it was still very cool to see!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

You can see the Wedding Cake house simply by driving by it. You have to drive by it if you are driving from Kennebunk to Kennebunkport on 1.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very sad, whom ever owns this property is not taking care of it, it's in a sorry state of repair. Buy a postcard of the property, it loos better than the real thing!

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is a home that is styled with a bunch of gingerbread stuff that blew up all over the home. Interesting that is looks kinda like a wedding cake and interesting that it shows up as an attraction. We drove by it, saw it, but did not have the need to take a picture of it. Fun for a small... More

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Indianapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

If unique homes in poor states of decline are your thing, by all means stop by and snap a picture. There is no real historical perspective gained by driving by. My first reaction was, "this may be the ugliest house I have ever seen". My second was, "the owner needs to step up his maintenance program.

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new jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

That's about it. Cute house. Would have been nice to go inside like others had the experience but Jimmy wasn't walking his dogs. We were just driving by and I recognized it and told my husband to stop.

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Conroe, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Like many reviews have stated this house is not open for inside tours... Unless you happen to meet the owner, Jimmie Barker, walking his dogs outside. This Is exactly what happen to us. Jimmie is a very interesting gentleman who gave us about an hour tour of the 1st floor and the carriage house, ending in the garage with his... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Only viewed from outside. Pretty and quite lovely. Nice to see. A large home with details resembling a " wedding cake".

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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Very run down disappointment. The Trip Advisor photos look better than the house. Not much to say beyond this, really, truly.

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