Portland Sights

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Harbor Fish Market

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A Portland favorite since 1968, this freshest-of-the-fresh seafood market ships lobsters and other Maine delectables almost anywhere...

Longfellow House and Garden

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The boyhood home of the famous American poet is the first brick house in Portland and the oldest building on the peninsula. It's particularly...

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

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Whether you're crazy about old trains or just want to see the sights from a different perspective, the railroad museum has an extensive...

Neal Dow Memorial

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The mansion, once a stop on the Underground Railroad, was the home of Civil War general Neal Dow, who became known as the "Father of...

Portland Fish Exchange

  • Fish Hatchery

You may want to hold your nose for this glimpse into the Old Port's active fish business when you drop by the 20,000-square-foot Portland...

Portland Museum of Art

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Maine's largest public art institution's collection includes fine seascapes and landscapes by Winslow Homer, John Marin, Andrew Wyeth,...

Portland Observatory

  • Observatory/Planetarium

This octagonal observatory on Munjoy Hill was built in 1807 by Captain Lemuel Moody, a retired sea captain, as a maritime signal tower.

Tate House Museum

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Built astride rose granite steps and a period herb garden overlooking the Stroudwater River on the outskirts of Portland, this magnificent...

Victoria Mansion

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Built between 1858 and 1860, this Italianate mansion is widely regarded as the most sumptuously ornamented dwelling of its period remaining...

Western Promenade

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A good place to start is at the head of the Western Promenade, which has benches and a nice view. From the Old Port, take Danforth Street...

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