Greater Portland Visitor's Guide

PORTLAND OBSERVATORY MUSEUM 138 Congress St, Portland 207-774-5561 Only remaining maritime signal tower in America. Sweeping views of Portland, Casco Bay and the White Mountains. Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Map 3, E11 SOUTHWORTH PLANETARIUM 70 Falmouth St, Portland 207-780-4249 Portland’s space & science place! Explore galax- ies, atoms, cells & the sea in our subterranean star dome. We offer shows, classes & much more. Map 3, C8 TATE HOUSE MUSEUM Built in 1755, features period furnishings and herb gardens. Special events & activities. Gift shop. Hourly tours Jun-Oct. Map 3, B5 VICTORIA MANSION 109 Danforth St, Portland 207-772-4841 Built in 1858-1860, the Mansion’s intact interiors still boast over 90% of their original furnishings. Tours May-Oct. Decorated for the Holidays. Map 3, E5 Continued on page 30 1267 Westbrook St, Portland 207-774-6177

I HISTORIC SITES + MUSEUMS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM & THEATRE OF MAINE 142 Free St, Portland 207-828-1234 Four floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits, theater productions “for kids, by kids”, dozens of daily art, science, music and movement work- shops. Map 3, D6 FORT GORGES Casco Bay, Portland 207-370-1181 Former military fort, now an island park, is acces- sible with transportation and tour at high tide. Available to book for events & weddings. Map 3, J14 See ad pg. 24 INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Maine Day Trip Tours


Enjoy and explore Maine’s unique coastal views, scenic by-ways and historic lighthouses with custom private sightseeing tours for individuals, couples and groups.


AT MAINE COLLEGE OF ART 522 Congress St, Portland 800-639-4808

Features innovative exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art. Free admission. Map 3, D7

available year-round

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 489 Congress St, Portland 207-774-1822

(207) 838-5275

Changing exhibitions of Maine history, unique gifts, and tours of the Longfellow House & Gar- den, home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Map 3, D7 MAINE IRISH HERITAGE CENTER St. Dominic’s Church, 34 Gray St, Portland 207-780-0118 MIHC houses Maine’s largest collection of Irish-American genealogy research materials, Irish literature, and archives. Map 3, E4 MAINE NARROWGAUGE RAILROAD COMPANY & MUSEUM 49 Thames St, Portland 207-828-0814 Experience Maine’s unique railroad history with a scenic waterfront train ride. Museum features exhibits & activities for children. Map 3, G10 See ad pg. 26 MUSEUM AT PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth 207-799-2661 Located in the former lighthouse keepers’ quar- ters, chronicles the history of Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine and Fort

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for up-to-date information about: • concerts • festivals • sporting events • theater and dance • museum exhibits • children's activities and more.

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PORTLAND MUSEUMOF ART 7 Congress Square, Portland 207-775-6148

The PMA offers art experiences for all, a wide range of events and films, family activities, and tours of the breathtaking Winslow Homer Studio. Map 3, D6


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