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.
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.
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.
How to Visit Stephen King’s House in Bangor, Maine
Where is it?
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.
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
- 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.
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.