Atop Munjoy Hill, above the Eastern Promenade, this quirky shingled tower dating from 1807 was originally built to signal the arrival of ships into port. Exhibits inside provide a quick glimpse of Portland’s past, but the real draw is the expansive view from the top of the city and the harbor.
Portland ME › Attraction
138 Congress St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily Memorial Day–Columbus Day, Thurs–Mon 10am–5pm; last tour at 4:30pm Phone 207/774-5561 Prices $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 children 6–16 Web site Portland Observatory
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