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Portland Head Light

1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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Maine's oldest lighthouse - and one of the most picturesque and most frequently photographed in the U.S. - has been in operation since 1791. Although it is closed to the public, you can stop by the adjacent museum, enjoy the grounds which include a beach, lawns and picnic areas and view boats entering and leaving the harbor.
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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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Reviewed yesterday

I was told that this is the world's most photographed lighthouse? I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I really loved it. It was certainly worth the visit and going just a bit out of the way to see. Really nice walk around and...More

Thank AEW86
Reviewed yesterday

Even with fog and messy weather, we loved Portland Head Light. It is Maine's oldest Head Light and one of the most photographed. Construction began in 1787 at the directive of George Washington. It was completed in 1791. The lighthouse is stunning. The sea crashing...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the lighthouse to see. I can see why it is one of the most photographed lighthouses. Nice gift shop and large parking lot. The rocks around the shore make for an amazing experience with the waves. So glad we were told about this...More

Thank LHWabasha
Reviewed 3 days ago

This lighthouse is very familiar to most. It's beautiful to see it in person. The sea crashing on the rocks around it just adds to the beauty. We were there fairly early in the day so it wasn't very crowded. A must see if you're...More

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful landscape area of the Most Famous Lighthouse. Huge grounds to walk around, take the kids take the dogs . Food trucks available at times.

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouse. Beautiful park and plenty of grounds to roam and even take the dog. Very inviting park has table and benches to just sit and take in the view. Take your camera and have a large memory stick,...More

Thank Bonnie Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine's Portland Head Light was commissioned by George Washington in 1791 which makes it the oldest lighthouse in Maine. It is also one of the state's most photographed landmarks and a popular stop for tour buses. However, we happened to visit...More

Thank FarbeitfromMe
Reviewed 4 days ago

BEAUTIFUL! This is a gorgeous lighthouse with excellent photography points. There is plenty of parking. The scenery cannot be beat. Just absolutely lovely.

Thank MEJDoane
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This are is very nice to visit. Lighthouse is beautiful and worth seeing and photographing. There is a small gift store by the lighthouse. There is also a small museum for a small admission price. Worth the trip

Thank Mark0076
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a lovely location, Situated in Fort Williams Park, a quick 15-20 min drive out of Portland, the park is beautiful and the lighthouse itself is stunning to see, some amazing photo opportunities. Free entry, free parking but a donation box is sitiated near the...More

Thank JJUk2011
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Marlena W
22 June 2017|
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Response from enid1964 | Reviewed this property |
You could bike there, but it really is more enjoyable to walk. It is not large enough to have trails for biking.
Ryan W
20 June 2017|
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Response from EspritSaro | Reviewed this property |
I didn't but yes you can. It's a small lighthouse though. I would prefer not to spend some bucks on it as you are already in a cliff to see enough.
emily z
12 May 2015|
Response from Cherry_Wonderdog | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely. Unfortunately, the strawberry daiquiris are light on the rum.