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Portland Observatory
Ranked #10 of 158 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: In the 1800s, Captain Moody used this observatory to monitor the routes of ships as far as 30 miles away. Today visitors can tour a museum focusing on the history of the watch tower and get a stunning bird's-eye view of Portland and the harbor.
Reviewed 30 August 2014

A little bit of a trek but worth it for the views. Be warned it can be a little windy up there. Tour was great and informative

Thank nacre11
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

This was a very pleasant way to learn a bit of Portland's history, especially during its heyday as a maritime center. Fascinating, really.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Our Docent Wendy was very knowledgeable about Portland's history, the observatories history and the area in general.
The views from the top are amazing.

Thank znn786
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

The view from the top is breathtaking!!!! So beautiful!!! So much history!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Make sure to take bottled water..it's a long way up there!! But it's worth it!!!


Thank Tara P
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Definitely worth the hike up Munjoy Hill and the stairs to the top. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the site in relation to Portland's history.

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