Visiting The Iconic Portland Headlight – Maine
Visiting The Iconic Portland Headlight – Maine
Make sure to stop by this well-known Maine landmark!

Visiting The Iconic Portland Headlight - Maine

Fort Williams Park is a beautiful area along the coast of Maine that houses the famously photographed Portland Head Light. It is the oldest lighthouse in Maine (1791) and was commissioned by George Washington!


Although the lighthouse was the main purpose for our stop, the entire park was beautiful. It’s a destination well worth spending a couple hours and strolling around. There is a small museum – The Museum at Portland Headlight – that you can visit to learn more about its historical timeline, photographs, models, navigational aids, etc. It was closed when we visited, so make sure you check the hours in advance if seeing the museum is important to you.


Another interesting site in the park is the abandoned Goddard Mansion originally built in 1858. Unfortunately, you can’t walk through the house, but you can explore the outside and get an idea of what it would have looked like during its time.


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