The Westin Portland Harborview

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157 High Street, Portland, ME, 04101, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (207) 775-5411   •  Hotel Reservations: (866) 716-8108

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Museums in Portland

The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel - Museums in Portland

Offering many museums and galleries, Downtown Portland hosts a thriving art scene, with many museums and galleries to visit. Any art lover can find something they like in the diverse and impressive collections of artists, paintings, and other artistic pieces throughout Portland.

The Westin Portland Harborview is located steps from these Portland Museums:

Portland Museum of Art – 7 Congress Square. Portland, ME 02401. Located across the street from the hotel the PMA offers exhibits of 3 centuries of art including Maine artists Homer, Hartley, and Wyeth. The shop and café offer local publications and crafts. 207-775-6148

Maine Historical Society – 489 Congress St. Portland. The Maine Historical Society offers changing exhibitions of main history in its museum, unique Maine gifts in the shop and tours of the Longfellow House and Garden, home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 207-774-1822

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine - 142 Free St. Portland. Head to the Arts District with the family and explore the various interactive exhibits and activities that this museum offers. 207-828-1234

Portland Observatory Museum – 138 Congress St. 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. 207-774-5561

Victoria Mansion – 109 Danforth St. Portland. Built sometime between 1858 and 1860 as a summer house for Ruggles Sylvester Morse, commonly referred to as the Morse-Libby House, the Victoria Mansion is one of the country’s most important historic homes of the mid-Victorian period. Ruggles Sylvester Morse was a Maine native who was famous for creating a fortune as a luxury hotel proprietor. 207-772-4841

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum – 58 Fore St. Portland. This historic museum dedicates itself to the preservation of Maine’s two-foot gauge railways for the education and enjoyment of the public. The museum is open daily from May 1st – October 31st, and seasonally for special events. 207-828-0814

Museum of the Portland Head Light – 1000 Shore Rd. Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 This historic lighthouse sits at the entrance of the shipping channel into Casco Bay on the picturesque Cape Elizabeth. Now a part of Fort Williams Park, the Portland Head Light was built by the United States government. Fort Williams Park has picnic facilities, hiking opportunities, sports and recreation areas, historic fort structures, and unlimited ocean views within its 90 acres. 207-799-2661