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Portland Observatory, Portland

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TripAdvisor
  • what a beautiful observatory., I could overlook all of portland. and the view was Fabulous.i would recommend this to everyone to visit. 
  • A bit of a walk to the top but once there , views are excellent, 360 degrees around Portland. Docent was able to give us a bit of history which added to the visit. It became cloudy as we were finishin...  more »
  • Climb the 104 steps including the 17 outside leading to the building (87 steps were actually inside). There was some heavy fog so we couldn’t see much, but it was still a nice view from what we saw. T...  more »
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  • It was a wonderful tour and view. The historical significance was amazing. I can't wait to visit again. Worth the trip!
  • Experienced this during their "Sunset Tour" only available on Thursday evenings. It was very beautiful and scenic! They have guided tours during the day, but the Sunset Tour is self guided with staff to help answer questions. What made this visit for me was the kind staff, especially the employee at the top of the lighthouse, Alyssa. She was open to answering any of our questions, not only about the history of the Observatory, but about Portland in general. We were able to get some awesome suggestions on where to go during our trip here, as well as learn a lot of Portland history.
  • Portland Observatory is an interesting bit of history, related to maritime commerce along the east coast up to the time of ship-to-shore radio. The Observatory gives a very nice view of Portland and surrounding areas, including Mount Washington.
  • This is a very enjoyable look at some Portland, Maine history and the opportunity to ascend a piece of that history. On a good weather day, you'll also enjoy the views of Portland and surrounding areas. Highly recommended.
  • This was the only "museum-y" thing I did during a weekend in Portland, because one does need a break from eating and drinking. $10/adult for a tour guided by a wonderful docent who was able to point out lots of neat details and divulge cool stories about this building. Fantastic view from the top.