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Museums & galleries in Greater Portland & Casco Bay offer depth to your vacation

The Museum at Portland Head Light

1000 Shore Road Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107 Phone: 207-799-2661

Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, the museum is contained within the former keeper’s quarters. The museum contains a number of lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays as well as a seasonal shop featuring lighthouse- and Maine-related gifts. Hours: Memorial Day to October 31, daily; mid-April through Memorial Day and November through mid-December, weekends only; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults, $2; children, $1. Information: www.portlandheadlight.com/museum.html

Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square Portland, ME, 04101 Phone: 207-775-6148

The museum's collection of more than 15,000 objects is housed in three historic buildings showcasing three centuries of art and architecture. Displaying work by Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson, and Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, as well as European masters Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir, and Pablo Picasso. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and students, $8; youth age 6 to 17, $4; free admission Friday, 5-9 p.m. Information: www.portlandmuseum.org