DescriptionOn the Meduxnekeag River, Houlton is the seat and one of the oldest communities of 6,453-square-mile Aroostook County, largest in the state and greater in area than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. Houlton first prospered from lumber, but now the Aroostook potato dominates its economy, along with various light industries and technological and educational ventures. As the shipping point for the products of this agriculturally rich region, Houlton is sometimes referred to as the “Garden of Maine.”
The Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum in the White Building, 109 Main St., displays tools, vintage clothing, historical artifacts and local archival materials. The museum is open Memorial Day-Labor Day; phone (207) 532-6687. In Pierce Park is a drinking fountain with an interesting 1916 cast-iron statue, “The Boy with the Leaking Boot.” The sculptor is unknown; one theory is that the boy is bringing water to a wounded soldier.
Visitor InfoGreater Houlton Chamber of Commerce 109 Main St. HOULTON, ME 04730. Phone:(207)532-4216