Portland Sights

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Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

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Kids can pretend they are lobstermen, veterinarians, shopkeepers, or actors in a play at Portland's small but fun Children's Museum.

Eastern Promenade

  • Historic District/Site

Between the city's two promenades, this one, often overlooked by tourists, has by far the best view. Gracious Victorian homes, many now...

Harbor Fish Market

  • Store/Shop/Mall

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

Longfellow House and Garden

  • House/Mansion/Villa

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

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative

  • Information Center

You can find out more about Maine lobster from the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative. ...

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

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

  • Museum/Gallery

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 as you take a dip into the Old Port's active fish business at the 20,000-square-foot Portland Fish Exchange.

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.

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