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Maine's oldest lighthouse - and one of the most picturesque and most frequently photographed in the U.S. - has been in operation since 1791. Although it is closed to the public, you can stop by the adjacent museum, enjoy the grounds which include a...more
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One of our main reasons for ending our trip in Portland, Maine, was to visit this lighthouse. We arrived at around 10am and there were already many people there. There is a fee to park but it is only $2.
What a beautiful area Cape...More
This area is a must see. As soon as you drive into the park the scenery is amazing. The lighthouse itself is really neat and the views you will get are what you think Maine's coast will look like. We really enjoyed it and the...More
What beautiful veiws we had from this spot. Beautiful lighthouse, ocean crashing over the rocks, and views of the harbor. From this lighthouse we could see 2 other lighthouses and several islands out in the harbor. We drove out here on our own. It cost...More
This is a great stop off point for an hour long or so history (nautical and American) lesson. The museum is very informative and cheap. Teens enjoyed it, too. Outside there are great views and good picture spots.
We were visiting friends in Portland for the day. They said "No Tour of Portland is complete without a visit to the Portland Head Lighthouse!"
They were right. It is among the oldest in New England and it is one of teh most photographed and...More
We drove with the help of Google to find this, but as with all old attractions, it's hard to get at. Worth the trip!! Absolutely beautifully cared for, great museum, amazing scenery and viewpoints of the ocean. Would go back in a heartbeat.
The day was a classic foggy windy gray day in Maine. The surf was high which made the waves crashing onto the rocks just amazing. Huge waves splashing up onto the shore and the fog horn, made the seashore around the lighthouse very dramatic looking.
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I believe there was a beach area in a nearby neighborhood where you could view the lighthouse from a distance, but I do not know of they close it off at certain times either. Otherwise, try contacting the museum and asking... More
I believe there was a beach area in a nearby neighborhood where you could view the lighthouse from a distance, but I do not know of they close it off at certain times either. Otherwise, try contacting the museum and asking someone there if they grant permission for such things.