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 Portland Observatory Museum is located at 138 Congress Street, on Munjoy Hill in the East End of Portland.
Available daily from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. Our tours are educational and entertaining for the whole family. Don’t forget your camera! Doors open at 10:00 am. All visitors are guided to the top with tours generally on the hour with the last tour at 4:30 pm. (Allow 45 minutes) Please Note: We provide guided tours only. This is for the safety of visitors and the protection of the building. We regret we cannot allow unsupervised visitations. Please allow 45 minutes for your tour.
Flag Day at the Observatory, every June 14th – Admission is free
July 4th Raffle – See the fireworks from the dome of the Observatory
Offered Thursday evenings July 19 – September 2, 2012 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Enjoy an extraordinary Maine sunset over Casco Bay. Amazing views from the observation deck will delight you as the sun sets behind the White Mountains. (Allow 45 minutes)
Ticket Pricing for 2013
Adults - $9.00 Seniors, students & AAA – $8.00
Family – $25.00 Children 6-16 – $5.00 Children under 6 - Free
Portland Resident – $5.00
Please note that there is universal access by lift only to the first floor. Restrooms are available at the community center next door. Parking is on the street as available.
Please email us or call 207-774-5561, ext 104, for information on renting the Observatory.