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.

Thank you for visiting the official web site for Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. We hope you enjoy your virtual tour and will take advantage of an opportunity to visit us in person during our summer Open House season.


2014 Annual Report Now Available

The Spring Point Ledge Light Trust has released its 2014 Annual Report detailing our challenges and successes last year and going forward.
11 pages, illustrated, full color. (1.1 MB).


Study reveals daunting challenges ahead for the Trust and Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

A recently completed structural evaluation reveals some daunting maintenance challenges, and expenses, ahead for the Trust. Read all about it and download a copy of the report.

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Visit Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse!

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. Go to our Events page for a full calendar of upcoming openings and other events.

download comic book

Spring Point Trust Releases History Comic Book

Enjoy the history of the lighthouse and learn how it works in this delightful 12-page, full-color comic book. Download it for free [PDF, 7 mb].


Get the latest news on the lighthouse.


Explore Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse from bottom to top.


Get directions to the lighthouse and view a calendar of upcoming events.


Interested in being a lighthouse tour guide or helping out in our ticket shed? It’s one of the best ways to support the lighthouse. We need you!

Join Our Team

Being a tour guide or staff member at the lighthouse during the summer can be a rewarding experience!

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