2010 Census reports population of 2,755


As you drive down the Pemaquid Peninsula remember all the early explorers who were here before you: deMonts, Weymouth, Gosnold, Pring and Captain John Smith. The land was part of the Pemaquid Patent granted in 1631 to Aldworth and Elbridge of Bristol, England, and settled in 1625. Bristol was incorporated in 1765 and today it has five fascinating villages: Bristol Mills, Chamberlain, New Harbor, Pemaquid and Round Pond. Visitors usually go straight to Pemaquid Point to see the famous lighthouse build in 1824, visit the nearby gallery of the Pemaquid Art Association and Fishermen's Museum, swim at the crescent shaped beach, then to Pemaquid Restoration and Fort William Henry, the fourth fort to be built at this site and now a State Park. Open May 30 through Labor Day, 9 to 5. The Harrington Meeting House constructed in 1772 was restored in the 1960's to its original condition and is now a museum. The ancient cemetery is nearby and offers quiet reflection. Bristol has many pleasant places to dine and superb accommodations. New Harbor and Round Pond are typical Maine fishing villages with fish houses, piles of gear and lots of lobster pots and buoys. 


Link to Bristol official web site

Town of Bristol - 1268 Bristol Road, PO Box 339, Bristol, ME  04539-0339
207-563-5270 (voice), 207-563-6103 (fax)


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