Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light information

Location
Portland , USA
Address
1000 Shore Rd
Cape Elizabeth
Telephone
+1 207 799 2661
More information
www.portlandheadlight.com
Prices
museum adult/child $2/1
Opening hours
museum 10am-4pm Jun-Oct
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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.