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Portland Observatory, Portland
(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 »
  • My brother's fiance wanted to check out this place during out cruise, and let me just say, "Go See It!" Take the guided tour and enjoy the amazing history of this place. it's a bit of a climb up the s...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.