Portland Observatory

Local namePortland Observatory
LocationPortland, Maine

The Portland Observatory is a historic maritime signal tower at 138 Congress Street in the Munjoy Hill section of Portland, Maine. Built in 1807, it is the only known surviving tower of its type in the United States. Using both a telescope and signal flags, two-way communication between ship and shore was possible several hours before an incoming vessel reached the docks. The tower was designated a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2006; it is now managed by Greater Portland Landmarks, a local historic preservation nonprofit. It is open to the public as a museum.

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Opening hours

May 23 – Oct 12: daily: 10 am – 5 pm
Last tour at 4:30 pm
(all the tours are guided)

Sunset tours:
Jul 16 – Sep 3: Thu: 5 am – 8 pm
(self-guided, docents available for questions)


Full: $10.00
Seniors, students & AAA: $8.00
Children (6-16), Portland residents: $5.00
Children under 6: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Observatory

Official Website http://portlandlandmarks.org/observatory/

Phone +1-207-774-5561

Address 138 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

Coordinates 43°39'55.358" N -70°14'53.709" E

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