Old Port

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The Old Port is a charming historic district located in downtown Portland, Maine. It is known for its picturesque cobblestone streets, 19th-century brick buildings, and a thriving waterfront. The Old Port is famous for its vibrant nightlife.

Back in the 1800s, the Old Port was a bustling port area with trading of goods such as timber, fish, and ice. As the shipping industry declined in the 20th century, the area fell into disrepair. However, in the 1970s, a revitalization effort began, and the Old Port has since become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Some of the notable landmarks in the Old Port include the Portland Observatory and Wadsworth-Longfellow House. The Old Port also has a thriving restaurant scene, with many local eateries serving up fresh seafood and other Maine delicacies.

Things to do at Old Port

  • Explore the cobblestone streets: The Old Port's charming cobblestone streets are a must-see, with many unique shops, boutiques, and galleries lining the sidewalks.

  • Visit the Portland Observatory: The Portland Observatory is a historic tower that offers stunning views of the city and surrounding areas. You can take a guided tour of the tower and learn about its history. The Observatory is closed for the season and it will reopen on May 27, 2023. In-person ticket purchases will be available only on the days when the Observatory is open.

  • Check out the local restaurants: The Old Port has a thriving food scene, with many excellent restaurants serving up fresh seafood, Maine lobster, and other local delicacies.

  • Take a boat tour: The Old Port is located on the waterfront, and there are many boat tours available that offer a unique perspective on the city and its surroundings.

  • Visit the Eastern Promenade: The Eastern Promenade is a park located on the eastern edge of the Old Port, offering stunning views of Casco Bay and the Portland skyline.

  • Go shopping: The Old Port is home to many unique shops and boutiques, selling everything from handmade crafts to high-end fashion.

  • Attend a cultural event: The Old Port is home to many cultural events throughout the year, including festivals, concerts, and art shows.
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    4 hours

Address of Old Port

Boothby Square, Fore Street between Market and Pearl streets, Portland, ME 04101, USA

Opening & Closing time of Old Port

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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