Tour the picturesque, historic and entertaining city of Portland and visit the historic Portland Head Light. Begin with a scenic drive through the quaint streets of the Old Port. Once the home of the warehouse district, the red brick buildings have been transformed into charming restaurants, pubs, unique boutiques and galleries. Pass by a number of historic Victorian homes and neighborhoods, enjoying terrific views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands from the East End Promenade.
You'll see Portland's new arts district, as well as the thriving commercial and business districts. Just outside the city center along Cape Elizabeth's rocky coast lies Fort Williams, once a military outpost for coastal defense. Enjoy a visit to Maine s oldest lighthouse, the Portland Head Light, first illuminated on January 10, 1791. Portland Head Light has since stood at the gateway to Portland Harbor for mariners traveling Maine's perilous coast.