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Portland Head Light

1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME
207-799-2661
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Type: Lighthouses, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Owner description: Maine's oldest lighthouse - and one of the most picturesque and most frequently photographed in the U.S. - has been in operation since 1791. Although... more » Owner description: Maine's oldest lighthouse - and one of the most picturesque and most frequently photographed in the U.S. - has been in operation since 1791. Although it is closed to the public, you can stop by the adjacent museum, enjoy the grounds which include a beach, lawns and picnic areas and view boats entering and leaving the harbor. « less
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North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice spot, free and worth the drive, you can look at the photos and decide for yourself.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We visited on a gorgeous Sunday Morning--the park was buzzing but not too crowded. Thousands of photo opportunities! Plan to go back!

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Gorham nh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I made this stop on our weekend trip to the Portland area. It's beautiful and a great place to take pictures. History buffs will love the museum.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Our group stopped here on our way to Bar Harbor, ME. The lighthouse is simply beautiful! The surrounding park as well. It is easy to find and does not disappoint! We liked it so much we went back to it on our way back home. It really is what you imagine a Maine lighthouse to be - picture perfect.

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is the most spectacular place I went to while in Maine. I fell in love with Cape Elizabeth. My husband and I went there as soon as we got to Portland. It was dusk so we decided to come back the following day. We spent the whole next day climbing the rocks, walking the trails and enjoying the views.... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

If you're into lighthouses this is the one. It is the most photographed lighthouse in the world, and for good reason. Photo nuts love it because, with the right light you can get a shot that you are proud to hang on your wall. I did.

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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful lighthouse surrounded by a great park. This is a really beautiful place to take picture!

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Lecatno, Fl
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117 reviews 117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This lighthouse is one of the oldest in the country and well worth the visit. Be sure to bring your camera. It is built on rocks and fenced but you still get a nice view. There is a small souvenir shop located nearby and it is quite quaint. A nearby park is well maintained and the flowers are quite nice.... More

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lovely lighthouse and buildings on the rugged Maine coast. Good spot for photography. Easy to access with plenty of parking and a lighthouse museum.

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Fort Edward, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Most photographed light house in the USA . The grounds are huge with pic nic area with grills, and a play ground and unguarded beach. a Fort to explore. And just all around breath taking views

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