Park Visiting Hours

** To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the park is open to pedestrians and bicycles only until May 31. After that date, there will be limited vehicular access and parking.  Click here for limitations and protocols **

Fort Williams Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset and maintained by the citizens of Cape Elizabeth for all people to enjoy. Dogs are allowed in the park on a leash. There is no admission fee although donations are appreciated. From May 1-Nov. 1 there is a fee for parking in premium spaces in the park [more information]

The lighthouse may be easily photographed from many areas within the park.

For more information about the Portland Head Light Museum & Gift Shop, fill out the online contact form below, or call Museum Director Jeanne Gross at 207-799-2661.

For more information about Fort Williams Park, email Kathleen Raftice, Director of Community Services and Fort Williams Park, or Chris Cutter, Fort Williams Park Coordinator; or call 207-799-2868 weekdays.

Directions to Fort Williams Park

Directions from 295 in Portland take Route 77 south to South Portland. Go left on Broadway, then right on Cottage Road. Cottage Road becomes Shore Road at the Cape Elizabeth town line.

Approaching from the south, take Route 1 north to Oak Hill in Scarborough. Go right on Route 207, then left on Route 77 north to Cape Elizabeth. Turn right at the blinker on to Shore Road. Portland Head Light is located in Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Road.


Museum Hours

Open Daily, 10 am-4 pm from Memorial Day to October 31;
Weekends Only in May and November

Museum Fees

Admission fees: $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children ages 6-18.
Children under 6 are free!

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is open at all times when the Museum is open.

Map & Location

For a larger map, and turn by turn directions from your current location by Google Maps, click here.

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