Park Visiting Hours

Fort Williams Park is a public park in Cape Elizabeth that is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. The park is maintained by the citizens of Cape Elizabeth and is free to enjoy, although donations are appreciated. Dogs are allowed in the park, but they must be kept on a leash except when in the off-leash area.

From April 1 to November 15, there is a fee for parking in premium spaces in the park. Free parking is available in the Overflow Lot.

The park offers many great views of the Portland Head Light, which is a popular lighthouse in the area. Visitors can easily take photographs of the lighthouse from many areas within the park. However, please note that the lighthouse tower is only open to the public one day per year on Maine Open Lighthouse Day.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Portland Head Light, you can send us a message using the form below or call 207-799-2661 (mid-May through mid-October).

Directions to Fort Williams Park

Fort Williams Park is situated at 1000 Shore Road. 

If you're driving from the north or Interstate 295 in Portland, take Route 77 south to South Portland. Then, take a left on Broadway and a right on Cottage Road, and continue driving for 2 miles until you reach the entrance of the park. At the Cape Elizabeth town line, Cottage Road becomes Shore Road. 

If you're approaching from the south, drive on Route 1 north to Oak Hill in Scarborough. Then, turn right on Route 207 and left on Route 77 north to Cape Elizabeth. At the flashing blinker, take a right onto Shore Road. The park entrance is 2.4 miles away from the Shore Road/Route 77 intersection. 

Fort Williams Park Map



Museum Hours

Memorial Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Museum Fees

Admission fees: $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children ages 6-18.

Children under 6 are free!

Gift Shop

Memorial Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Map & Location

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