Maine’s oldest lighthouse, Portland Head Light. Photo Courtesy of Museum at Portland Head Light:
Interior of Museum. Photo Provided by Museum at Portland Head Light
Interior of Museum. Photo Provided by Museum at Portland Head Light
Stairwell. Photo Provided by Museum at Portland Head Light

Museum at Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth that sits at the entrance of the shipping channel into Casco Bay. The head light was the first built by the United States government, and is now a part of Fort Williams Park. The museum is contained within the former Keepers’ Quarters. The award winning museum contains a number of lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays.

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1000 Shore Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

P. (207) 799-2661

Mon – Sun
10:00 am–4:00 pm
About Us

The adjacent ninety acre Fort Williams Park offers picnic facilities, hiking opportunities, sports and recreation areas, historic fort structures, and unlimited ocean views.

Fort Williams Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset. There is no admission fee. The lighthouse may be easily photographed from many areas within the park.

The Museum at Portland Head Light and the Gift Shop are open daily from Memorial Day through October 31st; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekends only: May & November.

From 295 in Portland take Route 77 south to South Portland. Go left on Broadway, then right on Cottage Road. Cottage Road becomes Shore Road at the Cape Elizabeth town line.

Approaching from the south, take Route 1 north to Oak Hill in Scarborough. Go right on Route 207, then left on Route 77 north to Cape Elizabeth. Turn right at the blinker on to Shore Road.

Portland Head Light is located in Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107.