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Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light Review

Familiar to many from photographs and the Edward Hopper's painting Portland Head-Light (1927), this lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington in 1790. The towering white stone structure stands over the keeper's quarters, a white home with a blazing red roof, now the Museum at Portland Head Light. The lighthouse is in 90-acre Fort Williams Park, a sprawling green space with walking paths, picnic facilities, a beach and—you guessed it—a cool old fort.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Museum, 1000 Shore Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107 | Map It
  • Phone: 207/799–2661
  • Cost: $2
  • Hours: Memorial Day–mid-Oct., daily 10–4; Apr., May, Nov., and Dec., weekends 10–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Cape Elizabeth
Updated: 12-26-2013

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