Portland's spectacular rocky coastline is studded with lighthouses dating back over 200 years. Visit three prominent lighthouses and the Museum at Portland Head Light. Drive through historic Portland, passing by the Eastern Promenade with its panoramic view of Casco Bay, the Portland Observatory, the new Arts District, and the thriving commercial and business districts.
Stop at "Bug Light", a steel structure lined with brick that was first lit in 1875 as an aid to navigation for this busy port. See the Liberty Ship Memorial dedicated to the 266 ships built on the site during WWII. Visit the typical "sparkplug" style Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse constructed of brick on a cylindrical cast iron caisson. Drive 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. Explore the grounds and the impressive museum located in the former lighthouse keeper's quarters.