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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"
in 156 reviews
"light house"
in 147 reviews
"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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"porta potties"
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"walking trails"
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"portland head"
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"plenty of parking"
in 54 reviews
"great photos"
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"quintessential maine"
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"rocky shore"
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"lobster roll"
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"free parking"
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Reviewed yesterday

Portland Head Light located in Cape Elizabeth, only short car ride from Portland is an amazing place. Definitely a must see while in Portland. Amazing colors during summers sunrise or sunsets. There is a parking lot located near the lighthouse and other near the fort....More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of those iconic must see sites in Maine. Easy to find, close to town and airport. Lots of parking and a nice short area to walk and take pictures.

Thank travler1976
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a must see if you’re in the area, or it’s worth a long drive to visit this place. You will be able to take lots of beautiful pictures.

Thank tomiorange
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many angles to take great pictures from. This is the true definition of what you think a Coastal Lighthouse should be. Don't miss it you are in the area.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've always wanted to visit Maine and now at 66 yrs old I've had the privilege to do so. This gorgeous lighthouse captures the spirit of this beautiful state. I've definitely not been disappointed!

Thank charjean
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re in the area, it’s free and wonderful! They have little grills to grill on, some hidden paths, just a great family place! Packs a lunch and go for the day, bring frisbees or lawn games.

Thank kathrynsZ6353GC
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing lighthouse and location. Plenty of photo ops with a coastal background and access to a craggy walk down to the ocean area.... but the absolute best part was an amazing 'Connecticut' roll from the Cousin's Maine Lobster food truck parked there. Warm lobster,...More

Thank Tricia I
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful old lighthouse on the picturesque coast of Maine. You can also see 5 additional lighthouses in the distance. Unfortunately the museum was closed when we visited, but still enjoyed walking around Fort Williams park and taking pictures.

Thank TravelinTif
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 10-15 minute drive from the city and its worth it. Views are amazing. They have a little cliff walk and numerous trails to see. We didn’t partake in the old fort tours but it looked cool too.

Thank Kathleen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lighthouse and museum is located in the Fort Williams park. The museum is located in the light keepers house. It is worth the $2.00 per person fee as you can read about the history of the lighthouse and number of wrecks that happened in...More

Thank Sharronn E
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Bobbyhoude
12 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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