This Victorian-era New England house was once the home of Arctic explorer Donald B. MacMillan. The house is thought to be one of the original homes built by E.B. Mallet to house workers employed in his many industrial operations. Subsequently, pharmacist Winthrop Fogg purchased the house. He married Letitia MacMillan, one of Donald MacMillan’s sisters, and after their mother’s death young Donald went to Freeport to live with Letitia and Winthrop. MacMillan attended Freeport High School and became a familiar figure around town. Years later local residents often encountered MacMillan, back from one of his expeditions, and he would give them impromptu lectures about the Arctic. Many of the rooms in the inn are named in reference to MacMillan, his relatives, and his famed schooner Bowdoin.
Address: 178 Maine St. Freeport, ME 04032
Image courtesy to White Cedar Inn, Freeport.