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Portland Head Light

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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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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.
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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place to visit and walk on a Sunday day. The views are nice and the lighthouse is cool. You can't go inside but you don't need to. Many good photo ops

Thank maxrebos
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was on a mission to see all the lighthouses Portland had to offer so I did not completely take advantage of all this park has to offer. The views are beautiful and there is a little museum for like $2 each, as well as...More

Thank kerrih44@aol.com
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first stop on a coastal Maine trip. We didn't go inside. (I think you can pay for a tour but I'm not sure.) We got there around 10:30am and there wasn't a ton of people. It is a very gorgeous lighthouse and...More

Thank Natsy42
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can't climb the lighthouse, but there is a nice small museum with a history of the lighthouse. Great park and cliff walk to explore around it though.

Thank kkb333
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worth stopping at this lighthouse and park just for the beautiful view. There are nice walking paths and there were also people flying kites and blowing huge bubbles in the park area.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and well laid out walking trails. Nice gift shop for those inclined. Loved my visit and cannot wait to return.

Thank dermgoddess
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful stop that is very easy to get to right off of I-95. This is the 2nd time that we have been here and it was just as beautiful as it was the first time. We were very happy to go on a weekday when...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I arrived in Maine, this was the first place I went, and it was everything I expected. Bring a camera, you will see a traditional Maine lighthouse, rocky Maine coastline, boats, birds, and lobster shacks on the way.

Thank roadstarAustin_TX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Portland Head Light with our two kids (ages 7 & 8) in July 2017. What a beautiful place! We took some pictures, and then explored the walk along the ocean near the lighthouse. Fort Williams Park is beautifully maintained. There are a...More

Thank JeannieSM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive views, the waves against the rocks, it's was a cloudy day so the pictures we took looks like the set of a horror movie ready to roll, amazing

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Marlena W
June 22, 2017|
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Response from enid1964 | Reviewed this property |
You could bike there, but it really is more enjoyable to walk. It is not large enough to have trails for biking.
Ryan W
June 20, 2017|
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Response from 1965MaryAnn | Reviewed this property |
You can tour, but not climb.
emily z
May 11, 2015|
Response from Cherry_Wonderdog | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely. Unfortunately, the strawberry daiquiris are light on the rum.