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Goddard Mansion

1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
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An interesting part of Portland Head Light, but only takes a few minutes to check out and snap... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walter B
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You cannot enter the mansion because it is in disrepair but makes for a good walk from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine C
Oak Island, North Carolina
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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting part of Portland Head Light, but only takes a few minutes to check out and snap photos.

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot enter the mansion because it is in disrepair but makes for a good walk from the lighthouse.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is also part of my review i left for fort williams park. it is a great place to walk around. will be going back someday

Thank Shane b
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The mansion is ok to visit if your already at the park. Not much to really see unless your really into history.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

It is cool to see. Years ago you could explore the mansion but it is now fenced off due to structure being unsafe. There are nearby forts to explore. You can have a picnic below by the beach. Beautiful Views.

1  Thank mersee
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful! This interesting nook just spurs the imagination. Great for picnics. Bring a pair of sturdy shoes.

Thank KateAlice58
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Set overlooking the coast within site of the Portland Head Lighthouse, the Goddard Mansion ruins are a site to behold. They speak of times gone by, parties held in a pre-Civil War era, fires roaring in large stone fireplaces, ladies gliding down elegant staircases. What...More

Thank christine102262
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I sat for a few moments, after reading the tablet out front, and thought about how it would be to have lived here in its prime. It is a beautiful structure and sad to see it in the state it is in. A must see...More

Thank Daniella V
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Goddard Mansion was probably quite beautiful at one time but now it is simply a shell of a building with a fence around it. The Goddard Mansion is cool to see, however, and read about. Plus, you'll most likely be on a beautiful coastal...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I love seeing old buildings and reading about the history associated with it. The building is fenced off to protect from vandalism but we enjoyed the interpretive signage and seeing this old mansion.

Thank travelingCAgal
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