Captain Moody’s gift to Portland

Since 1807, the Portland Observatory has offered spectacular views of Portland’s busy harbor and served as a beloved symbol of the city’s rich maritime heritage. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2006, the Portland Observatory is the only known remaining historic maritime signal tower in the United States.


The Observatory is open daily, May 23 – October 12, 2015. The hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. All tours are guided, and the last tour begins promptly at 4:30 pm. Please allow 45 minutes for your tour.
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Portland Observatory

138 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-5561