Portland Head Light
Fort Williams Park
Four miles southeast of Portland on Cape Elizabeth, 90-acre Fort Williams Park is worth visiting simply for the panoramas and picnic...
Maine Foodie Tours
Hungry? And hungry for local food insight? From a lobster boat trip to a lunchtime lobster crawl or a walking tour combining art,...
Summer Feet Cycling
Biking is a great way to explore the area: this outfit runs tours that combine cycling with sightseeing and local history (with...
Lobster Shack at Two Lights
Crack into a lobster dinner, lobster roll or chowder bowl at this well-loved Cape Elizabeth seafood shack, with killer views of the...
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Portland Head Light information
Fort Williams Park, on Cape Elizabeth, has rolling lawns dotted with bunkers and gun emplacements. Within the park stands the beloved, and much-photographed, Portland Head Light, the oldest of Maine’s 52 functioning lighthouses. It was commissioned by President George Washington in 1791 and staffed until 1989, when machines took over. The keeper’s house is now a museum , which traces the maritime and military history of the region.