Lighthouses of Maine
Portland, MEBack to Excursion Results
The spectacular rocky coastline of Portland is full of lighthouses dating back over 200 years. See three prominent lighthouses and visit the Museum of Portland Head Light.
The spectacular rocky coastline nearby Portland Maine is studded with lighthouses dating back over 200 years. On this half day excursion, you will see three prominent lighthouses and visit the Museum of Portland Head Light. Your journey begins as you drive through historic Portland, passing by the Eastern Promenade offering a panoramic view of Casco Bay, the Portland Observatory, the new Arts District, as well as the thriving commercial and business districts. Your first stop will be at “Bug Light”, a steel structure lined with brick that was first lit in 1875 as an aid to navigation for this busy port. In addition, you will enjoy the Liberty Ship Memorial dedicated to the 266 ships built on the site during WWII. Your next stop will be at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, a typical “sparkplug” style lighthouse constructed of brick on a cylindrical cast iron caisson. Your excursion continues as you travel along Cape Elizabeth’s rocky coast to Fort Williams, once a military outpost for coastal defense and now home to Maine’s oldest lighthouse, Portland Head Light. Here, you will have ample time to explore the grounds and visit the impressive museum located in the former lighthouse keeper’s quarters.
Note: Tour sequence may vary.