United States Maine Maine

Portland Head Light

Historic lighthouse established in 1791, guiding mariners with its iconic beacon at the entrance of a major New England harbor.

Tips from the community

Perhaps the most famous lighthouse on the East Coast! Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine commissioned by George Washington himself. Explore Fort Williams park, walk the paths through the park, and climb the rocks for a unique view of the tower.

amyann 2 years ago

Located right in South Portland, this lighthouse is easy to get to from Fort Williams Park. You can explore the lighthouse and then go check out the old Battery that protected the shore.

mustangdmv 3 years ago

Portland Head Light Guides