Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light information

Location
Portland , USA
Address
1000 Shore Rd
Telephone
+1 207 799 2661
More information
www.portlandheadlight.com
Prices
lighthouse museum adult/child $2/1
Opening hours
10am-4pm Jun-Oct
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Fort Williams Park, on Cape Elizabeth, has rolling lawns dotted with bunkers and gun emplacements, from WWII, although the fort actively guarded the entrance to Casco Bay from 1873 to 1964. Right next to the park stands 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 has been passed into ser­vice as a museum which traces the maritime and military history of the region.