Stephen King’s House in Bangor, Maine

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One of my favorite things to do while vacationing is to research famous homes or filming locations. They are almost always free to see, and you end up getting really cool, envy-worthy travel photos that don’t look like everyone else’s.

On our most recent road trip we visited some filming locations from the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus in Salem, Massachusetts. My inner 90s preteen was loosing it, you guys.

While on that same road trip, we also headed further up north into Bangor, Maine. I knew very little about Bangor prior to visiting, but my partner Dave clued me in to something cool: It’s the hometown of author Stephen King. 

Upon hearing this, I immediately started searching for Stephen King-esq things to do in Bangor. Low-and-behold, I came across his house.

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Now, we lived in Los Angeles for a few years before moving to Atlanta, so celebrity homes are not a new thing for us. But this house, you guys. This house is something else.

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Right?? Now I’ll admit, I haven’t spent a great portion of my life imagining the kind of home Stephen King would live in. But if I had, this is literally the house I would have imagined.

The pictures are great, but, like most amazing places in the world—this is one that’s even better if you see it in person. 


Stephen king's house in Bangor Maine

How to Visit Stephen King’s House in Bangor, Maine

Where is it?

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The house is located at 47 West Broadway, Bangor Maine 04401.

It sits on a quiet (and incredibly wide) residential street that hosts other similarly-sized homes.

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You’re in a residential neighborhood, so parking is free and plentiful.

We parked right across the street from King’s house and had absolutely no trouble walking over. The only other car on the street was also stopping to see Stephen King’s house.

A very quiet neighborhood, overall (which, of course, just made it a little more eerie than it probably should have been).


Dos and Don’ts for Visiting Stephen King’s House

Stephen king Maine house

  • DO check out the details on the gate. They are amazing!
  • DON’T open the gate and walk onto the property.
  • DO take some amazing pictures from the public sidewalk in front of the house.
  • DON’T try to sneak onto the private property to take pictures of yourself closer to the house.
  • DO be respectful, of both King and his family, and the other neighbors. Quiet and quick.
  • DON’T forget that these are people’s homes. Don’t walk on lawns or driveways.
  • DO spend about 30 seconds watching the windows to see if the curtains move revealing Stephen King standing there.
  • DON’T spend any longer than 30 seconds watching the windows. You’re just being creepy at that point.
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If you happen to find your self in Bangor, this is one spot that you absolutely cannot miss seeing. Snap some photos that will truly make your friends and family jealous—and, once framed, will instantly become some of the best pieces of Halloween decor you own.

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  • Reply Rendesia White

    How cool is this! I especially like the bat details on the gate. I bet most people do not take these off-the-beaten-path tours which makes it all the more great.

    July 26, 2017 at 1:04 am
  • Reply Kate

    That gate is gorgeous! I was looking at the picture you took for a few minutes.

    July 26, 2017 at 3:21 am
  • Reply Lisa

    This is so awesome that you got to see his place! I am sure it is an experience you won’t forget!


    July 26, 2017 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Gayathri

    I am a big fan of King’s and his spooky tales. I can not imagine how silent it would be at the nights and then having to cross that gate when everyone else’s has locked in their gates. Enough for today’s nightmare.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

    July 26, 2017 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Tia Cox

    This is a cool idea. I’ve done something similar by seeing game of thrones filming locations while in Ireland

    July 26, 2017 at 7:58 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Whaaa? That’s amazing! I’m so jealous! It’s a dream of mine to see all of the Game of Thrones spots in Ireland.

      July 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply kelly torrez

    I love Stephen King’s book, this sounds like such a cool place to visit!

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    July 28, 2017 at 4:49 am
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