Step Into History at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

Welcome to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

Southern Maine lighthouses attract thousands of visitors every year, but few of them offer the unique opportunity to Step Into History and actually tour a real working lighthouse. Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse is the only caisson-style light station in the United States that visitors can walk to. Located on the breakwater at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, the lighthouse has been an integral part of the history of Portland harbor and Casco Bay since 1897.  

The United States Coast Guard continues to maintain the aids to navigation, the light and fog signal, having transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure to the Spring Point Ledge Light Trust in 1998.  The Trust is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity committed to the preservation of the lighthouse, which was listed on the National Historic Register in 1988.  

Enjoy a rare and unique opportunity to explore the inside of an active working lighthouse under the guidance of those who know the lighthouse best.  See Visiting the Lighthouse for directions, parking, information about special or group tours, and what you’ll see near the lighthouse.  If you can’t visit us in person, enjoy a Virtual Tour or learn more about the history of the Spring Point Ledge Light Station.