THIS MAINE ANTIQUE SHOPS TRAIL 
LETS YOU DISCOVER NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
 HISTORIC DOWNTOWNS

A great fall getaway!

With the arrival of autumn, we are winding down our summer garden activities, and are shifting our focus to our homes and our interiors. Now is a wonderful time to create or refresh a retreat that will keep us cozy and welcome our guests throughout winter. The seasonal urge to decorate makes fall the perfect season for antiquing. In this article, Main Street Maine makes shopping for antiques in Maine easy and much more interesting. Intrigued?

The team at Main Street Maine has spotted a number of lovely antique shops for all your home decor needs and crafted a trail that will let you experience several nationally-recognized, Maine historic downtowns in the process. It just so happens that all the antiques shops listed here are located right on “Main Street” or within the historic downtowns.

That’s not all! Get ready for a completely new antiquing experience: at each stop listed below, Main Street Maine also provides a curated list of unique places and local life events right in these downtown areas. The idea behind this trail is to save you time and help you locate the great local spots right away.

So plan your visit and get ready to enjoy a locally-brewed beer in a restored mill, savor American comfort food in a classic chrome dining car, discover Maine’s downtown architectural jewels, mingle with the locals, and so much more!

The Maine Downtown Antique Shop Trail

If you live in the Boston area, you might need few days to explore all of the towns on this list. Time your trip with Maine’s spectacular fall foliage! In addition, you could also pick and choose a few towns that offer the kind of experiences you are looking for.

If you’re driving north from Boston, your first proposed stops on this Maine Antique trail are Biddeford, Saco and Westbrook. These three historic mill towns are very close to each other – Biddeford and Saco only separated by a bridge. All are easy to access, are about 2 hours north of Boston and less than 30 minutes south of Portland, Maine.

 

FIRST STOP: BIDDEFORD, MAINE

Biddeford is one of the fastest growing communities in Maine for people under 30. The town features a bustling, historic downtown and redeveloping mills. And with its monthly ArtWalks, City Theater performances, historic mill tours, international restaurants and scenic river walk, Biddeford has something to offer for everyone. It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Biddeford:

Lacava - Antique Store in Biddeford, Maine.
Lacava – Antique Store in Biddeford, Maine.

LACAVA: Located in Biddeford, Maine, under the bright purple awning on Water Street, across from Mechanics Park. LACAVA offers an assortment of antiques, home decor accents, vintage art, furniture and other gift items.

Address: 12 Water Street in Biddeford, Maine
Hours: WED-SAT: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: (207) 284-1500
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lacavaMaine/
Website: www.lacavashop.com

J&J Antiques - Antique Store in Biddeford, Maine.
J&J Antiques – Antique Store in Biddeford, Maine.

J&J ANTIQUES: Located in Biddeford, Maine, J&J Antiques offers affordable art, china, books, collectibles, glassware, dolls, bric a brac, and furniture.

Address: 299 Main Street #101 in Biddeford, Maine
Hours: TUES-SAT: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: (207) 284-0007

 

White Door Home Store in downtown Biddeford, Maine
White Door Home Store in downtown Biddeford, Maine

WHITE DOOR HOME STORE: White Door Home Store repurposes, re-paints and re-invents! This great shop sells new home decor, flipped vintage, and chalk paint. They even teach chalk painting classes & project classes!

Address: 56 Alfred Street in Biddeford, Maine
Hours: TUES-FRI: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, SAT 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, MON – CLOSED
Phone: (207) 590-8753
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitedoorhomestore/

When you are done antique shopping in Biddeford, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of these places for food, drinks, clothing and more… We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Downtown places to experience while you are in Biddeford, Maine!

SECOND STOP: SACO, MAINE

Saco sits between 7 miles of sandy ocean beaches to the east and the beautiful Saco River to the west. Main Street in downtown Saco is peppered with art, gathering places, public spaces, parks and access to the river.  To explore and enjoy all year long! It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shop in downtown Saco:

Bay View Company Antique Store in Saco, Maine
Bay View Company Antique Store in Saco, Maine

BAY VIEW COMPANY: Located in Saco, Maine, Bay View Company features pottery, art, old books, and antiques.

Address: 5 Elm Street in Saco, Maine
Hours: TUES-SAT: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: (207) 283-0074
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BayViewCompany/
Website: http://www.bayviewcompany.org

When you are done antique shopping in Saco, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of these places for food, drinks, shopping and local history… 

Downtown places to experience while you are in Saco, Maine!

THIRD STOP: WESTBROOK, MAINE

Westbrook is situated on the Presumpscot River, a natural feature that is central to its history. Historically, the Wabanaki people lived along its banks for generations, and European settlers arrived around 1632. Today, Westbrook is home to an ever-growing business base and developing core downtown district. Downtown businesses are interspersed with arts, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment experiences make Westbrook one of the fastest-growing areas in Maine for people to live, work and play. It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shop in downtown Westbrook:

Pumpkin Seed Designs 00
Pumpkin Seed Designs – Antique & Home Decor in Westbrook, Maine.

PUMPKIN SEED DESIGNS: Located in the heart of downtown Westbrook, Pumpkin Seed Designs offers a bright, cheery atmosphere devised to meet your many home decor needs (and desires!). From smaller items like canisters for your kitchen, to larger items such as custom bureaus, we offer something for everyone. Stop in and find what speaks to you!

Address: 917 Main Street #1, Westbrook, Maine (directly across from Guidi’s Diner)
Phone: (203) 770-9574
Contact: Meredith Schwerdt
Hours: WED-FRI: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, SAT: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and by appointment.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psdesignsme

When you are done antique shopping in Westbrook, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of these places for food, drinks, shopping and local history… 

Downtown places to experience while you are in Westbrook, Maine!

FOURTH STOP: BRUNSWICK, MAINE

Brunswick was previously a town of wealthy shipbuilders, manufacturers and merchants. Today’s Brunswick – home of Bowdoin college – has a vibrant main street, a very active arts and entertainment culture and of course, quintessential New England charm. Downtown revitalization efforts as well as ongoing local support make Brunswick one of Maine’s most livable towns. It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Brunswick:

Cabot Mill Antiques - Multi-dealer antique emporium in Brunswick, Maine.
Cabot Mill Antiques – Multi-dealer antique emporium in Brunswick, Maine.

CABOT MILL ANTIQUES: Cabot Mill Antiques is a multi-dealer antique emporium located in Fort Andross, a beautifully restored textile mill on the Androscoggin River in Brunswick Maine. 16,000+ square foot area have been converted into a showroom of fine antiques and vintage collectibles. The multi dealer emporium is known as one of the largest multi dealer malls in Maine and is a great New England source for collectibles. With more than 160 high quality displays, customers can browse through a vast selection of items from period furnishing to festive vintage collectibles. You’re sure to find something unusual, rare and totally one of a kind with new merchandise arriving daily!

Address: 14 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine (large brick building at the end of Maine Street and before the bridge)
Phone: (207) 725 2855
Hours: OPEN DAILY: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, FRI until 7:00 PM.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cabot-Mill-Antiques-116898901656765/

When you are done antique shopping in Brunswick, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Maine Street and consider checking out one of these places for food, drinks, shopping, art and local history… 

Downtown places to experience while you are in Brunswick, Maine!

FIFTH STOP: BATH, MAINE

Bath is another year round community, with a unique mix of shops, restaurants, and museums. The 19th-century brick buildings and narrow streets have the charm of childhood revisited … a slower pace and a friendly pedestrian atmosphere. The city’s tree-lined avenues are graced by modest and grand examples of classic American architecture. It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Bath:

Open Door Books downtown Bath, Maine
Open Door Books downtown Bath, Maine

OPEN DOOR BOOKS: A member of the Maine Antiquarian Booksellers Association – MABA and The Baxter Society. Stop by and browse the 15,000 or so beautiful books, ephemera, maps and prints.

Address: 178 Front Street, in Bath, ME
Hours: OPEN DAILY & YEAR ROUND: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: 207 443-8689
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.opendoorbooks.us/
Website: http://www.opendoorbooks.us/

J'adore Consignment downtown Bath, Maine
J’adore Consignment downtown Bath, Maine

J’ADORE CONSIGNMENT: In addition to quality men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, J’adore Consignment also offers a wide variety of antiques and vintage items.

Address: 190 Front Street, in Bath, ME
Hours: OPEN DAILY: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM on Monday and Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Saturday
Phone: (207) 443-5600
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jadoreconsignment

When you are done antique shopping in Bath, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Front Street and consider checking out one of the following places for food, drinks, shopping and local history…

Downtown places to experience while you are in Bath, Maine!

SIXTH STOP: ROCKLAND, MAINE

Rockland has a thriving arts scene, with dozens of restaurants and scores of shops and boutiques that draw people to this historic seaside community on the western shore of Penobscot Bay. The home of the North Atlantic Blues Festival, the Maine Lobster Festival, and the Maine Boat & Home Show, Rockland’s Main Street overlooks a busy waterfront where lobstermen and women tend their traps, and pleasure craft find safe anchorage and moorings. It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Rockland:

Rockland Marketplace, Antiques downtown Rockland, Maine
Rockland Marketplace, Antiques downtown Rockland, Maine

ROCKLAND MARKETPLACE:  Rockland Marketplace has over 50 dealers under one roof. Here you will find anything from antiques to modern furnishings, books, collectibles, vinyl records, ephemera, jewelry, art, dishes, glassware, nautical items, toys, quilts, and so much more. Stop by and shop for a gift or just browse. Your visit is guaranteed to bring back memories when you spy an item your parent had (or you had) as a child.

Address: 25 Rankin Street in Rockland, Maine
Hours: OPEN DAILY: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Closed on major holidays.
Phone: (207) 596-9972
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rkdmarketplace/

Antiques Etcetera - Multi-dealer antique shop in Rockland, Maine.
Antiques Etcetera – Multi-dealer antique shop in Rockland, Maine.

ANTIQUES ETCETERA:  Antiques group shop in mid coast Maine with 22 eclectic & prolific dealers.

Address: 607 Main Street in Rockland, Maine
Hours: OPEN DAILY: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Phone: (207) 466-9284
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mainetiques/

Bruce Gamage jr Auction House - Antique shop & Auction House in Rockland, Maine.
Bruce Gamage Jr Auction House – Antique shop & Auction House in Rockland, Maine.

BRUCE GAMAGE ANTIQUES & AUCTION HOUSE:  Fine selection of American furniture, paintings, rugs and more! Featuring estate auctions all year. We recommend you check their facebook page to find out when their next Antiques auction will take place.

Address: 67 Main Street in Rockland, Maine
Hours: OPEN DAILY: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Phone: (207) 594-4963
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gamageantiques/

When you are done antique shopping in Rockland, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of the following places for food, drinks, shopping and local history…

Downtown places to experience while you are in Rockland, Maine!

SEVENTH STOP: BELFAST, MAINE

Belfast is located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River and on Penobscot Bay The charming coastal town has it all!  Seafood and a hip brewery on a working waterfront, one of Maine’s best vegetarian restaurants, the iconic Belfast Co-op, the art-deco Colonial Theatre, art galleries, antiques, renowned book shops, the oldest shoe store in America and the largest, year-round Maine farmers’ market with 70+ vendors. It is home to several well-known Maine festivals.  It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Belfast:

AMBIANCE Antique Store on Main Street in Belfast, Maine
AMBIANCE Antique store on Main Street in Belfast, Maine

AMBIANCE:  Located toward the top of Main Street just across from the Belfast Post Office building, AMBIANCE restores and sells vintage lamps and just the right shade to go with it. AMBIANCE also has pillows, found art, small pieces of furniture, unique antiques and home decor items.

Address: 125 Main Street in Belfast, Maine
Hours: OPEN: WED-SAT 11:00 AM-5:00 PM, SUN (in summer and early fall) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and also by appointment.
Phone: (207) 505-0116
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boutiqueambiance/
Website: https://www.boutiqueambiance.com

When you are done antique shopping in Belfast, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of the following places for food, drinks, shopping and local history…

Downtown places to experience while you are in Belfast, Maine!

EIGHTH STOP: SKOWHEGAN, MAINE

Skowhegan is centrally located to everything, offering both a vibrant and unique downtown with close proximity to outdoor recreational areas. The Kennebec River runs through Skowhegan’s charming downtown area, and the town is easy to navigate with pedestrian friendly sidewalks, downtown green spaces, and interesting and upgraded building facades. Skowhegan has something for everyone with cafés, shops and merchants all set in and among a collection of beautiful historic structures that come together to celebrate the diversity of the town. It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Skowhegan:

Hilltop Antiques Skowhegan ME (02)
Hilltop Antiques – Antique shop in Skowhegan, Maine.

HILL TOP ANTIQUES: No trip to Maine is complete without a little “antiquing” and Hilltop Antiques in the heart of the Flat Iron District of Skowhegan, Maine is the perfect place to shop.  In operation since 1968, Hilltop Antiques houses over 30 rooms of antiques and specialty items from antique furniture, glass, toys, books, tools, clocks and much more.

Address: 48 Water Street in Skowhegan, Maine.
Phone: (207) 474-0055
Hours: OPEN: MON-SAT  9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hilltop.antiques/

When you are done antique shopping in Skowhegan, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of the following places for food, drinks, shopping and local history…

Downtown places to experience while you are in Skowhegan, Maine!

NINTH STOP: AUGUSTA, MAINE

Maine’s capital! Situated along the Kennebec River, Downtown Augusta offers an eclectic mix of old and new, perfect for either a family outing or a night out on the town. It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Augusta:

Capital City Coins on Water Street in Augusta, Maine
Capital City Coins on Water Street in Augusta, Maine

CAPITAL CITY COIN: Central Maine’s premier coin and currency dealer. We are a PCGS authorized Dealer with a huge selection of all U.S. Coins and Paper Currency, and baseball cards.

Address: 231 Water Street in Augusta, Maine.
Phone: (207) 623-5222
Hours: MON-SAT : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaLakeCC/

When you are done antique shopping in Augusta, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of the following places for food, drinks, shopping and local history…

Downtown places to experience while you are in Augusta, Maine!

TENTH STOP: GARDINER, MAINE

As Maine’s gateway to midcoast, mountains, and downeast, Gardiner is unspoiled, authentic New England community with a historic downtown located within an hour of Maine’s famous midcoast region and just a 45 minute drive from Portland. From art and music festivals to the famous Swine & Stein Oktoberfest, you’ll experience Maine’s best kept secret in Gardiner! It’s a national Main Street designated downtown. Complete downtown information can be found HERE.

Antique shops in downtown Gardiner, Maine:

Cobalt Moon Antiques downtown Gardiner, Maine
Cobalt Moon Antiques downtown Gardiner, Maine

COBALT MOON ANTIQUES: Antiques, collectibles, vintage toys, and much more, Cobalt Moon Antiques specializes in antique glass. Located just across from Gerards Pizza (a Gardiner institution) on Water Street.

Address: 236 Water Street in Gardiner, Maine.
Phone: (207) 409-1900
Hours: OPEN: TUE-SAT: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cobaltmoonmaine/

When you are done antique shopping in Gardiner, take a leisurely stroll along the historic Main Street and consider checking out one of the following places for food, drinks, shopping and local history…

Downtown places to experience while you are in Gardiner, Maine!

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