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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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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.
This rugged coastline is all about the lighthouses, come rain or shine! Photogenic indeed. If you can go at sunrise or sunset, all the better. The local homes overlooking the craggy cliffs are beautiful. Temperate weather still hot in September.
The Portland Head Light is not just an historical lighthouse, but it sits in a beautiful coastal park. The view of the bay is breath-taking. The sound of the waves against the shore and the constant wind add a sense of power to the site....More
Stopped by on our way from Bar Harbour to Connecticut...majestic..museum was well done and we spent quite a bit of time in there learning the history of this lighthouse and fort.. Separate gift shop is small but full of reasonable souvenirs... several little food wagons...More
Understandably this is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Besides that, it has been and continues to be a necessary fixture on the Maine coast. This is a must-see if visiting the Portland area.
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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.