It all starts with the President’s home.


The rambling wood-shingled mansion with the high flagpole on Ocean Avenue has become one of the most popular attractions in the state.  The seaside residence for the Bush family was the Summer White House from 1989 to 1993, when its owner, George Bush, served as president.

The Walker’s Point compound and its 11-acre seaside estate, named for Bush’s grandfather, was a family retreat beginning in 1902, when it was built. Bush’s mother, the former Dorothy Walker, married his father, Connecticut Senator Prescott Bush, in the local church. It’s about six miles from the center of town and when you visit, don’t expect to find a place to park.


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David Arenstam

About David Arenstam

Originally from away, but here to stay - Maine is my home and I love writing stories about the people and places from my end of the state. I am a teacher and writer and my first novel, "Homecoming: A Soldier's Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption" is available now at