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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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Bakersfield, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

I took many photos of this light house and they all looked like a postcard. We went on a boat ride and the picture from the water was even better. Great area to walk around. Small gift shop and museum.

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Syracuse, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park setting. Interesting historical exhibit. Great walking trails. Photographers dream location! And try the outstanding lobster rolls at the food truck!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Made the trip up from OOB and the park was amazing. Lots of places along the trail for picture taking and the views were breathtaking. The museum had lots if cool memorabilia and the gift shop had some neat trinkets.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

we were so surprised by the gorgeous view and fabulous lobster! had no idea this would be so much fun when we were told to go there for a lobster roll! A must visit in my book!!!

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Souther California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
76 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The Lighthouse and surrounding park is in a very beautiful setting. You could spend time here for a picnic or just relaxing. The Lighthouse is OK. You can't go up in it except one day a year in September. There is a small museum with the history of it and the area. It costs $2 and is worth the hour... More

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Naples, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

As beautiful in person as the famous photos you see. Free parking, small admission fee to the museum. Nice garden areas for a picnic lunch. A quick drive from downtown Portland.

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carmel
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Had visited portland many years ago and on our way to vermont we flew into portland. There was only one quick visit in Maine and this was it! Did not disappoint. Just breathtaking and relaxing. Area for kids to run around. Would highly recommend this visit.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went to Cape Elizabeth on the way from Portland to Ogunquit. The lighthouse was great, but the best part was the small beach and rocks along the point. We climbed over the rocks and explored the little tide pools searching for crabs and other marine life. The salty air felt great even on a hot day. Bring your camera!

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We have visited this lighthouse a number of times but this was our first time there in about six years. They have really improved the grounds and the natural beauty of the land and ocean are just great. It connects to an old fort and is a great place to go on cliff walks or have a relaxing picnic and... More

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable coastline...make sure to take your camera! A great place for a family picnic, or a relaxing afternoon!

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