Top Places to Visit in Portland, Maine

Top Places to Visit in Portland, Maine

Speaking from personal experiences, Portland, Maine isn’t that bad at all. Many tourists complain about Portland not being a friendly city to tourists. They also think that Portland’s parking is terrible, the city is expensive and the cops will give you a ticket for no reason. Well, for sure the city is expensive. If your concept of being terrible is based on not finding interesting places to visit, you are wrong. There are a lot of things you can do and places to visit while you are visiting Maine.

Victoria Mansion, known as the Morse-Libby House
If you’re fond of history, Victorian Mansion is the right place to visit. The house is one of the finest examples of residential designs during the pre-Civil War era. However, the cost of the tour is high for some people, but it’s worth the visit. The house is in tact from its original state. Is nice to see the paintings and carvings. If you really want to know what was like to be a wealthy person in the late 1800s, this house is must on your checklist.

Top Places to Visit in Portland

Portland Observatory
Again, anyone interested in history and architecture would love this place. The Portland Observatory is an 80-foot tall wood tower built in the 19th century. Once visitors get to the top, they would see Mt Washington from one side and lots of incredible views of the ocean from the other. Exploring this old tower can take people up to 40 minutes. Don’t bring your kids, too dull for kids, but interesting for
history lovers.

Portland Museum of Art
The museum is considered to be smaller for some tourists, the museum is full of works by European masters such as Picasso and Renoir. There are also famous works by American such as Winslow Homer and Robert Indiana. Don’t let the size full you. There is a gift store and a secure locker room for you to leave your belongings.