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Looking north from just inside the park's Main Street entrance. The schooner Margaret Todd is in view in the harbor
|Location||Bar Harbor, Maine, United States|
|Owned by||Town of Bar Harbor|
Agamont Park (originally Bar Harbor Park) is an urban park in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States. It is located at the northern end of the town's Main Street, at its intersection with West Street. The park, set upon a hill, affords 180-degree views to the northwest, north, northeast, east and southeast, including that of Mount Desert Narrows, Frenchman Bay and its islands. As such, it is a popular viewing point for tourists.
Its entrance from Main Street is marked by a water fountain, designed by Eric Sodderholtz.
In October 2013, The O'Reilly Factor sent one of its correspondents to Bar Harbor after the town council voted to remove a Wreaths Across America display that had been in the park since July 2011.
The park has a free wi-fi network.
The park stands on the former site of Agamont House (sometimes called Agamont Hotel), which was built in 1840 by Tobias Roberts. It was expanded into a hotel — the town's first — in 1855. The building burned down in 1888.
Looking northwest to Bar Island from the park
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