Maine Marathon & Half Marathon
Portland, ME USA
Sunday, October 6, 2013

Portland, ME Attractions

Children's Museum of Maine
142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, 207-828-1234, Children of all ages will enjoy the dozens of interactive exhibits and programs at this museum that features hands-on experiences in its Toddler Park, Mini Planetarium, and the amazing Camera Obscura room.

Tate House Museum
(circa 1755) 1270 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102, 207-774-9781, A National Historic Landmark, this significant Georgian style home is one of only two residences in Maine with an unusual clerestory in the gambrel roof and is the only pre-Revolutionary home in the Greater Portland area that is open to the public. Features of this magnificent home include fine period furnishings, beautiful grounds, and an 18th century herb garden.

Victoria Mansion
(circa 1858) 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101, 207-772-4841, One of the greatest Italian villa style residences and one of the most important historic house museums in the nation, this luxurious mansion is has numerous features including over 90% of its original furnishings, a soaring three story stairway, elaborate wall paintings, and fine period stained glass. Guided tours are available from Tuesday through Saturday.

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101, 207-879-0427, Three main buildings make up this wonderful museum complex. The history museum contains changing exhibitions that cover over five centuries of Maine life, the research library contains the world's premier collection of Maine history printed materials, and the 1786 Wadsworth-Longfellow House is the childhood home of one of America's most famous 19th century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum
58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101, 207-828-0814, Interesting Portland industrial historical exhibits and artifacts are on display at this unique museum that also features historic two-foot gauge railroad equipment and train rides along Casco Bay. Guided tours are available.

Museum of African Tribal Art, The
122 Spring Street, #1, Portland, ME 04101, 207-871-7188, A unique collection of African tribal masks and artifacts are on display at this museum that protects and preserves Sub-Saharan African tribal art, culture, and tradition. A variety of workshops and classes are available.

Portland Harbor Museum
382 Fort Road, Portland, ME 04106, 207-799-6337, The bow of the Snow Squall, the only surviving American clipper ship, is on display at this museum. The museum also features an annually changing exhibit interpreting Portland's maritime history. A gift shop is on site and a breakwater provides access to a close-up view of Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101, 207-775-6148, The collection at the Portland Museum of Art features decorative arts dating from the 1700s. It includes artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer and Rockwell Kent. In the European collection there are works by Monet, Degas and Picasso. The museum also features temporary exhibits throughout the year.

Salt Gallery, The
110 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04112, 207-761-0660, Photography, radio, and documentary writing by Salt Institute students, as well as other documentarians, are exhibited at this unique gallery. Programs in radio, black and white photography, and nonfiction writing are available at this institute.