Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine, was commissioned by George Washington and dedicated by the Marquis de Lafayette. Portland Head Light was first lit on Jan. 10, 1791; the light is now automated.
The current Keepers’ Quarters building was constructed in 1891 as a two story duplex, and is now home to The Museum at Portland Head Light, which contains a number of lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays. The lighthouse and the adjacent Fort Williams Park are owned by the town of Cape Elizabeth.
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