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Postby doglover44 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:28 pm


Has anyone ever been to the Portlandhead Light in Cape Elizabeth Maine ? is the lighthouse open to the public ?
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:37 pm


From their website, portlandheadlight.com E-mail <cephl@aol.com>


Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road, the popular landmark is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
The Museum at Portland Head Light is contained within the former Keepers' Quarters. The award winning Museum contains a number of lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays.
Also on the site is a seasonal shop featuring fine lighthouse and Maine related gifts.
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 is open daily from Memorial Day to the Friday following Columbus Day. From mid April to Memorial Day and from Columbus Day to just before Christmas the Museum is open weekends only. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The admission fee is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children age 6-18. Children younger than 6 are free.
The Gift Shop is open at all times when the Museum is open and is also open on weekends from November 1st to just before Christmas.
For further information call Museum Director Jeanne Gross at 207-799-2661.
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