The Portland Observatory, Portland, Maine
138 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04101| Map |
The Portland Observatory is a unique attraction in Portland, that families will enjoy for its history and great views of Casco Bay. The last remaining signal tower on the east coast, the Portland Observatory looks like a wooden lighthouse, and has a long history with Portland. Guided 45-minute tours of the Observatory are available daily throughout the summer, and give a good overview of Portland’s past while providing exceptional photo ops. Additional sunset tours (from mid-July through the beginning of September) make for stunning pictures taken from the observation deck. Small in size but big in charm, the Observatory is one of Portland’s hidden jewels.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The tour may be a too long for smaller children. Parking is very limited, so try to arrive early.
Address: 138 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04101| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 4 :30 pm (Memorial Day-Columbus Day) More Info
Price: Adults(17+): $8; Children(6-16): $5; Children(0-5): Free; Seniors: $7 More Info