Fodor's Expert Review Portland Head Light

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Familiar to many from photographs and the Edward Hopper 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, today 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.

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Quick Facts

1000 Shore Rd.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine  04107, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum $2, Museum closed mid-Oct.–late May

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