Portland Museum of Art – Maines largest and oldest art museum. Designed by world renowned I.M. Pei. Features fine and decorative art from the 18th century to present. 7 Congress St, Portland, 773-2787.
Portland Observatory – Not a lighthouse, it is the last maritime signal tower in the US. Built in 1807 as a communication tower for the harbor. Guided tours and exhibits. 774-5561
Childrens Museum of Maine – Exhibits. Toddler Park, Cave & Farm, Interactive Science Exhibits, Space Shuttle, Camera-Obscura-Theater. Fun for all ages. 142 Free Street, Portland. 828-1234.
Victoria Mansion – One of America’s most significant Victorian homes. All interiors are original and quite spectacular. 109 Danforth St., Portland. 772-4841.
Wadsworth-Longfellow House – Boyhood home of the famed 19th Century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Seasonal. 485 Congress St., Portland. 774-1822.
The Arts District – Portland’s cultural community along Congress Street. 772-6828