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Portland Observatory, Portland
(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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  • We walked up to the Observatory after having taken a trolley tour and decided to take the narrated tour (no extra cost). Our guide was very knowledgable and gave us loads of information about the hist...  more »
  • My husband and I walked to the observatory from Commerical Street where we were staying. We decided to take the tour which last about 30 minutes. We happened to be the only ones in the observatory so ...  more »
  • If you are a lighthouse lover then it's worth the walk to see the Observatory. It looks exactly like a lighthouse and it is very well maintained. We did not go inside, as it was a $10 admission charge...  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.