Links & Resources

A Visit to Portland, Maine is Magical!

Check out these great links.

Information

The Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau
They can help you plan a memorable stay!

Portland Downtown District
This site is packed full of great information!

Portland Chamber of Commerce

Maine Tourism Association

Official Website of the State of Maine

Maine Maps

Historical Interests

Portland Observatory
This is a must while visiting Portland. Built in 1807, this maritime signal tower will show you spectacular views of Portland and Casco Bay while learning the maritime history of Portland. The duck crew thinks is the best view in Southern Maine!

Victoria Mansion
One of the most important historic house museums and collections of the mid-Victorian period anywhere in America.

Maine Historical Society Museum
Gift Shop and changing exhibitions on Maine History.

The Longfellow House
See the boyhood home of one of America’s most famous poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Tate House Museum
Significant Georgian home built in 1755 by Mast Agent for the British Navy. Fine period furnishings, historic landscape includes 18th century herb garden.

Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co & Museum
Fun for all ages. Enjoy a 30 minute 3 mile ride on 2ft. Gauge train along scenic Casco Bay and tour a historic museum with cabooses, cars & artifacts.

Portland Head Light
The museum, located in the former lighthouse keepersí quarters, chronicles the history of Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine, and Fort Williams, a military outpost for coastal defense.

Portland Harbor Museum
Maritime museum featuring annually changing exhibitions, gift shop, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Fort Preble, plus Shoreline Walkway with spectacular views.

Portland Museum of Art
Discover three centuries of art and architecture. Featuring Maine artists, Hartley, Homer and Wyeth.

The St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center
110-seat multi-functional Parish Hall Theater in half of the rehabilitated historic St. Lawrence Church.

The Maine Irish Heritage Center
The Center protects and preserves the former St. Dominic’s Church, a building that was built and used by Irish immigrants.

Great Tours

Greater Portland Landmarks
Architectural walking tours of Portland’s historic Old Port.

Lucky Catch Tours
Catch a lobster with Captain Tom and his crew aboard the Lucky Catch.

Casco Bay Lines
Ride the ferry to cruise or visit many of the Calendar Islands in beautiful Casco Bay. Narrated tours available.

Entertaiment

Portland Stage Company
Maine’s premier professional theater, featuring classics and contemporary works.

Children’s Museum of Maine
Interactive exhibits encourage hands-on play and exploration for the whole family!

Shipyard Brewing Co.
Located on Portland’s historic waterfront. Brewery tours available, gift shop as well.

Portland Sea Dogs
Eastern League AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Catch a game at Hadlock Field!

Portland Pirates
American Hockey League affiliate of the Washing Capitals (NHL). Catch a game Oct.-April at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Center for Cultural Exchange
Non-profit center promoting cultural diversity through performances, festivals, education & summer camps.

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland’s resident professional orchestra, bringing the highest artistic quality to diverse audiences. Performs at beautiful Merrill Auditorium.

See what’s happening at the Cumberland County Civic Center and The State Theater.

Good Eats

W.O. Hesperus Co.
Burning Portland since 1775!  Check out these yummy sauces made right here in Portland!