|Portland is a vibrant community rich in history. Portland
has a mastery of the art of preservation, featuring the Western Promenade,
Eastern Promenade, State Street, Congress Street, and of course our famous
Old Port area. These areas all reflect intense restoration efforts.
There are so many
places to visit in the city:
- The Portland
Observatory, built in 1807 by Captain Lemuel Moody, 102 steps lead to a spectacular
view of the city, the White Mountains and Casco Bay.
- The Center for Maine History Museum
features rotating exhibits on various
topics in Maine history.
- The First
Parish Church is one of the oldest public stone buildings in Maine.
It includes artifacts of Portland History dating from the 17th –century,
a National Historic Site. Dedicated in 1826.
- The Victoria
Mansion, one of many in the city, Built in 1858-60, this is one of America's
most significant Victorian homes. A National Historic Landmark displays
original furniture, carpets, ceramics and wall decorations.
House, home of poet Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, includes original
furniture, decorative art and fixtures from the mid 18th to 19th century.
- Portland Museum of Art, has extensive
collections of fine and decorative art works done by artists such as,
Edgar Degas, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso
and Andrew Wyeth, are featured along with special exhibitions.
- There are also
many other fine museums in the area.
These are just a
few, for more information please contact us.