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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
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"beautiful lighthouse"
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"light house"
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"fort williams park"
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"gift shop"
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"the cliff"
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"oldest lighthouse"
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"small museum"
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"food truck"
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"walking trails"
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"porta potties"
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"portland head"
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"plenty of parking"
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"small fee"
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"great photos"
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"quintessential maine"
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"rocky shore"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been several times. The lighthouse is beautiful with amazing views. The day we went it was cold n very windy. Someone should have thrown some sand out as it was slippery. But we still loved our visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the top places to be when at Portland, Maine. The place is well maintained with ample parking. The views are amazing and there are multiple spots where you can get the quintessential calendar shot!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to see an iconic Maine lighthouse. It is inside Ft. Williams Park. The park here is just wonderful. Even though it was in the low 40s and blustery, we enjoyed a long walk around the park's paved walkways and climbed around on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Rocky beach, lighthouse, and granite slide! The kids enjoyed exploring the beach, collecting sea glass, climbing on the rocks, hiking around, going down the slide, and more fun with family and friends. Wonderful family adventure!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most delightful sites in all of Maine. A favorite spot when I lived here, and always a must see spot when visiting with friends.

Thank Dillon M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss it if you come to Portland! It is an emblematic picture place it is like time traveling you should come and visit!

Thank Norma D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you only have time to visit one lighthouse, make it Portland Head Light. It is iconic New England, perfected situated on a rocky bluff above the thundering Atlantic. It was commissioned by George Washington. Try to visit early in the morning or early in...More

Thank bklyn56
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This park has the famous Portland Head Light It is the most photographed lighthouse. .It is on the WW I Army base Fort Williams ,great hilltop for flying kites.The trails give beautiful views of the coast. There is always a lobster stand and a hot...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Visited my bestie from college and she had just moved to Portland from the coast,so we both enjoyed this famous site. It was high tide and the waves were marvelous! Awesome walk to the light house and great views for photos. I recommend for sure

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Portland Head Light is open sunrise to sunset, every day of the year, so don't miss going! When friends visit my home-state, I always recommend they check out Portland Head Light. Once a year, the lighthouse is open to the public to view and I...More

Thank Jenny H
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Bobbyhoude
13 April 2018|
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Response from L5127PJroberth |
There were a few port-a-potties.
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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.
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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.
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