The Museum at Portland Head Light welcomes buses and tours to visit our museum and Fort Williams Park.
Beginning in June 2012, Fort Williams Park charges a fee of $40 for each tour bus entering the park.
For your convenience, we have published below a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and a Motor Coach Reservation form that may be filled out online, printed and faxed to the Museum at Portland Head Light.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for Motor Coach and Tour Operators
Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light. Situated along the shores of Fort Williams Park, the popular landmark is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. We wish to thank you in advance for assisting us in taking care of this national treasure. - Michael McGovern, Town Manager
I’d like to bring a group to visit the Lighthouse. Are there any fees? Yes, there is a $40.00 fee per motorcoach. Pre-payment is suggested and can be accomplished in three easy steps:
Why is the town charging a fee to visit the Lighthouse? For generations visitors have enjoyed Fort Williams Park, the Lighthouse, and the spectacular views that this property offers. In order to make this a memorable experience for the many more visitors still yet to discover our amazing park we must continue to invest in it. All proceeds from the fees collected will be used for improvements to the park property. Among upcoming improvements in the park are: safety improvements along the cliff walk adjacent to Portland Head Light, improved pedestrian circulation throughout the park, restoration of historical structures and views, and expanded parking.
What is Fort Williams Park?
Where is Fort Williams Park Located?
Where is Portland Head Light?
How much time should I allow for a visit? Plan on one-hour for a visit to the Lighthouse, Museum and Gift Shop. The Town operates a gift shop and museum on the property, which is open daily from June - October from 10:00 to 4:00 PM. It is open weekends only, starting mid April into May and then again from November into mid December. Tours can be arranged for the museum by contacting Jeanne Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 207-799-2661.
Where should visitors be dropped off in Park?
Where should buses park, once passengers are dropped off?
Portland Head Light & Fort Williams Park
Town of Cape Elizabeth - Town Hall