Edgecomb in Maine is best known for its history, important landmarks, such as Fort Edgecomb, museums, and art galleries. It's a great place for a family vacation if you want to learn more about Maine!
When in Edgecomb you have to visit Fort Edgecomb, which was built in 1808. It's a two-story octagonal wooden blockhouse that was built to fortify defenses in Maine after a war scare with the British. It's an excellent place to learn more about Maine's history, and play soldiers and invaders with the kids.
For a relaxing day in nature, head to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which is located in nearby Boothbay, Maine. It is the largest botanical garden in New England, comprising of 295 acres, and there are almost twenty gardens featuring native plants.
For an art fix, visit the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. It's a gallery that specializes in American art and its collection includes works by artists such as Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, and Thomas Eakins.
Meanwhile, a great rainy day activity is to visit the Maine Maritime Museum, which offers exhibits about Maine's maritime heritage and the role Maine played in global maritime activities. It's home to over 20,000 documents, artifacts, and pieces of artwork. The museum is set on a scenic waterfront.
Some of the best places to stay are the Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort, the Marston House Wiscasset and the Cod Cove Inn, which all offer comfortable, budget-friendly accommodation.
The best time of year to visit Edgecombe is from late June to early September when the weather is warm and sunny.