Portland Head Light
Fort Williams Park
Four miles southeast of Portland on Cape Elizabeth, 90-acre Fort Williams Parkis worth visiting simply for the panoramas and picnic...
Allagash Brewing Company
Standard Baking Co
For a sweet breakfast treat, wander around to this Old Port bakery and order a blueberry cream scone and a chocolate croissant....
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Portland Head Light information
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.