Fort Williams Park

1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME - 04107

Type: Parks
(207) 799-2868
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Fort Williams Park, located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is a historic and scenic destination that offers visitors a glimpse into the region's rich maritime heritage and natural beauty. The centerpiece of the park is the iconic Portland Head Light, one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States and a symbol of Maine's rugged coastline. Standing proudly atop the rocky cliffs overlooking Casco Bay, Portland Head Light has guided ships safely into Portland Harbor since 1791 and continues to serve as an active aid to navigation.

In addition to its historic lighthouse, Fort Williams Park boasts a variety of recreational opportunities and attractions for visitors of all ages. The park features picturesque walking trails that meander along the coastline, offering stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding landscapes. Picnic areas and open green spaces provide the perfect setting for outdoor gatherings and leisurely relaxation, while the rocky beaches offer opportunities for exploring tide pools and enjoying the scenic beauty of the Maine coast.

History enthusiasts will appreciate the park's well-preserved military fortifications, including Battery Keyes and Battery Blair, which date back to the early 20th century. Interpretive panels throughout the park provide insight into the site's military history and significance during times of war. Fort Williams Park is also home to the Goddard Mansion, a historic estate that once served as the residence of the fort's commanding officer and now houses a museum and visitor center. Whether you're interested in history, outdoor recreation, or simply soaking in the natural beauty of the Maine coast, Fort Williams Park offers a memorable experience for visitors year-round.

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