Retropolis Retro Tour of America - The Lighthouses of Maine

Maine has more than 60 lighthouses. The oldest lighthouse in Maine was commissioned by George Washington 225 years ago, in 1787, and construction was completed in 1791.

If you love to photograph old lighthouses, there are opportunities to take photos of this lighthouse from many areas within Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Admission to the park is free. The Museum at Portland Head Light, contained within the former Keepers' Quarters, has a small admission fee, which is currently just $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.  For more information on Portland Head Light: http://www.portlandheadlight.com/

The second oldest lighthouse in Maine, Burnt Island Lighthouse, was built nearly 200 years ago, in 1821. It is located on a five acre island at Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Burnt Island and lighthouse tours are available in the summer. 2012 tour information will be updated soon on this site: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/burntisland/index.htm

If you're starting to get excited about seeing old lighthouses and touring the coast of Maine, you can find more information about all of Maine's lighthouses here: http://www.visitmaine.com/attractions/sightseeing_tours/lighthouse/

But, make sure you come back to Retropolis because we will guide you on your historic journey around Maine. If you want to really go back in time on your trip around Maine, you can find old restaurants, historic hotels, charming old diners and motels, old theatres, antique shops and more right here at Retropolis! Just cick TRAVEL and search by zip code according to the location of where you'll be staying. Or, use the search bar above!

 

Thank you to