It is no surprise that the Portland Head Light lighthouse is the
most photographed lighthouse in the world. Every view of this 18th
century lighthouse is spectacular. The lighthouse took four years
to build and was completed in 1791. The lamps originally used to
power the light were of whale oil, replaced by an autobeacon in
1958. The lighthouse is situated in Fort Williams Park and has an
interesting museum housed within the old lighthouse Keepers
Quarters. It is well worth packing a picnic and enjoying the beauty
of the park and exploring the historic forts within its
Address: 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth Website: www.portlandheadlight.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (207) 799 2661 Opening Time: Daily 10am-4pm. Museum opening hours differ according
to month, see website for details. Admission: $2 (adults); $1 (children 6-18).
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