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“I could sit there for hours!”

Portland Head Light
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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.
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“I could sit there for hours!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I visited in January 2013 and October 2011. The gift shop of course was closed in January, a little snow on the ground, and that gave the lighthouse a very pretty look. There were very few visitors and the entire grounds had a peaceful feel to it. The sky was clear and by simply walking to the other side of the lighthouse, the views change a lot but are equally beautiful. Plan to come to this place anytime you are in the area and take a lot of photos, you won't regret it. It reminds me of sitting on top of Diamond Head on Oahu and staring at the sea. A peaceful, easy feeling....

Visited January 2013
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“A must see for tourists and locals alike”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

No matter what time of year, this is such a great place to visit. Always lots of photographers trying to get that perfect photo. Bring your lunch and spend the day as this place is open all year long. Winter brings out the families to go sliding in the park. Take some time to enjoy the entire property surrounding the lighthouse.

Visited January 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Worth a visit, worth a lifetime!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is Longfellow's "Light House". And it's sure to make a poet out of you as well-- the lighthouse itself and the ambiance. It is touted as the most photographed lighthouse in the world and one can see why! I visited it the first time in Feb 2012 and love returning to it, bringing friends and guests to this incredibly picturesque and out-of-world place.

Visited February 2012
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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“Even more beautiful with snow”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We frequently visit Portland Head Light, and often bring our visiting friends and family to this famous landmark. After a recent snowfall, we couldn't wait to visit again, and were lucky to have a stunning sunset as well.

The park remains open in the winter, and there is a wonderful hill for kids and kids at heart to tube, sled and roll in the snow. The roads were well maintained and we drove straight to the lighthouse. The weather was bitter cold and windy (like always), but several photographers were braving the elements. There are several excellent vantage points to capture both the lighthouse and the shoreline.

It is located at Ft. Williams Park. The address is:

1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME
(207) 799-2661

Visited January 2013
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Marlton, New Jersey
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“One of My Favorite Lighthouses”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I love lighthouses and this is one of my favorites. It just gives me a sense of peace and serenity just sitting there. There is a nice gift shop that sells items with lighthouse motifs, etc. Fort Williams Park is at the entrance so you can bring a picnic lunch if you wish and there is a lunch truck selling lobster rolls not far from the entrance. A walking path winds to the one side of the lighthouse from which you can take pictures at different angles. There is also a small museum there, I believe, although I didn't have enough time to go in it. I never tire of this place.

Visited September 2012
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