Portland Sights

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Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

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Touching is okay at Portland's small but fun Children's Museum, where kids can pretend they are lobstermen, veterinarians, shopkeepers,...

Eastern Promenade

  • Historic District/Site

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

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...

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 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

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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...