Military Friendly Treasures to Discover


Military Reunion friendly treasures waiting for you to discover!

Explore Our Rich, Historic Maritime   
Bath Iron Works
BIW has been building ships since the 1890s.  From the first ship in 1893 (gunboat USS Machias) to the newest
christened in April 2017 (USS Thomas Hudner) BIW has built over 500 ships.  “Bath built is best built”.
Maine Maritime Museum
Houses a large and quirky collection made up of more than 20,000 documents, artifacts, pieces of artwork, and includes an extensive research library.
Book your tour of Bath Iron Works to see it from the water and hear first-hand about the amazing ship building!
Virginia Reconstruction
Maine’s First Ship from the 1600’s is being reconstructed for all of us to share in its rich history.  Open for tours.
Maine Military Museum
Museum exhibits cover every aspect of military service from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The primary focus is on American Prisoners of War from our own Civil War, up to the Vietnam Conflict.
Forts of Maine
A series of historical forts dating back to the colonial days that were constructed during various conflicts between the French, English, and Indians.
Some were built prior to and during the Civil War, and later as coastal defenses during WWI and WWII

Quintessential Maine
Lighthouses

There are 6 lighthouses the Portland area.
Portland Head Light, built by authorization of George Washington in 1787, is one of the most photographed in the country because of its beauty and spectacular views.  This lighthouse is a must-see stop on any tour of Portland!
Lobsters
Just the way you like it!  Fresh from Casco Bay! 
L.L. Bean
Freeport is 20 minutes from Portland and is home to the LL Bean Flagship store, as well as dozens of name brand factory
outlet options.  Still need more shopping? Kennebunkport has quite a collection of quaint local shops and restaurants.

 

Culture and History – Our Hidden Gems
The Tate House

The only pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public, it offers a glimpse into the life of a ship’s Captain living in 18th century Maine.
The Victoria Mansion
A much-loved landmark known for its architecture and its extraordinary original interiors, it is among the most important historic homes of the nineteenth century anywhere in the nation.
Longfellow House
Within its walls lived four generations of one remarkable family that made significant contributions to the political, literary, and cultural life of New England and the United States.
Portland Museum of Art
Founded as the Portland Society of Art in 1882, it is one of the oldest public museums in the country.