Fort Williams Park

Fort Williams Park and Portland Head Light are located at 1000 Shore Road. The 90-acre park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Amenities within the park include Portland Head Light Museum & Gift Shop (Memorial Day through Columbus Day), historic sites, athletic fields, children’s play areas, a beach, walking trails, picnic tables, charcoal grills, tennis and pickleball courts, off-leash dog walking area, pond, portable toilets, and seasonal vendors. Volunteers are relied on to staff the museum and gift shop. For more information check out volunteer positions.

In October 2022, the Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society moved into the former Bachelor Officers’ Quarters located at the far end of the Parade Ground near the baseball field. They are open Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am – Noon and have local and military history exhibits on display.

The lighthouse tower is only open to the public one day per year on Maine Open Lighthouse Day.

Fort Williams Park is a carry-in carry-out facility, there are no trash receptacles in the park. The use of tobacco, alcohol, and/or other drugs on the grounds is prohibited.

Pay and Display parking fees are in effect in most parking lots from April 1 – November 15, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm payable by credit or debit card only. There is no charge to park in the Overflow lot.

No commercial photography (still or video) of any kind is permitted inside the park without prior permission. Fees may apply.

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