Stonington Stores and Stories

The old Freedman's Store on West Main St in Stonington, ME, one of what were once more than 40 stores on Stonington's Main Street. Photo courtesy Delwyn and Linda Lufkin.

The beautiful 19th century, mansard-roofed village of Stonington is Maine’s #1 Lobster Port and continues to also deliver its famed tri-color granite to the world from Crotch Island. There were once as many as 42 stores along its harbor-front Main Street, including Freedman’s, Epstein’s, and Vic’s IGA. Stonington residents share their stories and memories of these family-owned and operated businesses. This short, easy 3rd annual Stonington Walk starts in Greenhead and curls a half mile down along West Main Street through the Village, ending in front of what is now 44North Coffee. Collaboratively led by Stonington Economic & Community Development Director Linda Nelson with local history experts.


This is an entirely paved walk along the streets of Stonington (no sidewalks). There is one incline followed by a decline.

Starting Location:

We will meet at the intersection of these three roads in the West End of Stonington Village.

Ending Location:

44North Coffee Cafe
70 Main Street
Stonington, Maine 04681

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  • 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

May 4, 2024 / 11:30 AM

Led by: Linda Nelson
Organization: Town of Stonington
Duration: 90 minutes
City/Town: Stonington
County: Hancock
Language(s): English