Welcome to Portland Harbor Museum, the maritime museum of the port of Portland, Maine.




Portland Ship Channel as seen from the Portland Harbor Museum campus. Fort Preble and Spring Point Ledge Light are in the foreground. Fort Gorges, a granite and brick fort begun shortly before the Civil War lies on the other side of the channel.



We are located on the campus of Southern Maine Community College Fort Road, South Portland ME. Phone: 207-799-6337 Fax: 207-799-3862 Email: info@portlandharbormuseum.org



The museum lies within the granite walls of 19th century Fort Preble. Its exhibits, lectures and tours chronicle the history and present-day life of the port.




Portland Harbor is a busy place. Our campus borders the main ship channel. During your visit there is a good chance that you will see a few of the passing vessels. Fort Gorges, a pre-Civil War fort lies on the other side of the ship channel.



A granite jetty joins Spring Point Ledge Light to the museum campus. The structure is open for scheduled tours during the summer months. The light, itself, remains an active Coast Guard beacon. Bug Light at the entrance to Portland Harbor and Liberty Ship Memorial Park are within a mile of the museum door.