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Discover the Portland Headlight

Come and see why this lighthouse bears the distinction of being the most visited, painted, and photographed lighthouse in New England.

  • Quintessential Maine
  • Great photo op
  • Optional: bring a picnic prepared by our chefs

Come and see why this lighthouse bears the distinction of being the most visited, painted, and photographed lighthouse in New England.

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The Experience

Informally known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, this popular landmark sits at the entrance to Portland Harbor along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park. Commissioned by George Washington before he became president, the nearly 80-foot structure bears the distinction of being the oldest lighthouse in Maine, and has inspired artists and writers through the years from painter Edward Hopper to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. After a visit to the lighthouse, hike the numerous trails of the nearby 90-acre Fort Williams Park to explore historic fort structures and take in endless ocean views.


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