Side Trips From Portland Sights

Portland Head Light

  • 1000 Shore Rd. Map It
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Museum, 1000 Shore Rd., Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 04107, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Memorial Day–mid-Oct., daily 10–4; Apr., May, Nov., and Dec., weekends 10–4

Published 07/22/2015


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