The spectacular rocky coastline nearby Portland, Maine is studded with lighthouses dating back over 200 years. On this half day tour you will see three prominent lighthouses and visit the Museum of Portland Head Light.
Your scenic half-day tour takes you to three of Maine's most prominent lighthouses. Driving through historic Portland, you'll arrive at Bug Light, a lighthouse built of brick-lined cast iron, and see the impressive sculptural tribute Liberty Ship Memorial, dedicated to 266 ships built there during WWII. Continue to sparkplug-style Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, then on to Fort William and Maine's oldest lighthouse, Portland Head Light. Enjoy exploring, and viewing interesting navigational aids in the museum.Highlights:
• Bug Light: Nicknamed for its small size, elegant Portland Breakwater Light was first lit in 1875.
• Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse: View a typical sparkplug-style lighthouse constructed of brick on a cylindrical cast-iron caisson, dating from 1891.
• Portland Head Light: Explore Fort Williams and visit the impressive museum located in the former lighthouse keeper's quarters.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
• Bottled water
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes