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Portland Head Light: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 23 min: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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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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1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
+1 207-799-2661
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was at top of list of "must see" in Portland. Truly amazing and easy to get great photos. We took an uber out from downtown and an uber to next closer in lighthouse when done here.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LostinTransit10
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tofurry
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 284MichaelW
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not be missed. Take a tour, cab Uber or whatever you need to go see this place. Portland is steeped in history and this is just one of the many must sees on your trip.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Popper23
Reviewed 6 days ago

Perhaps the #1 lighthouse in Maine. Used in lots of advertising. Very pretty light, grounds and coastal views. Be sure to see the view from the left side and right side of the lighthouse.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BassetMa
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 447charlenes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
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2 September 2018|
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Response from TheFrenchCorder | Reviewed this property |
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
Hong Z
25 August 2018|
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Response from TundraJayco | Reviewed this property |
For sure... Gate closes at dusk. You can see the light house and walk around the park all you want.
12 April 2018|
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Response from L5127PJroberth |
There were a few port-a-potties.