The best museums in Portland in March 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Portland, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Portland:

  1. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum1

    Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Portland, ME
    The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is a 2 ft ( 610 mm ) narrow gauge railway , located in Portland, Maine , United States .
  2. Portland Museum of Art2

    Portland Museum of Art

    Portland, ME
    The Portland Museum of Art , or PMA, is the largest and oldest public art institution in the U.S. state of Maine . Founded as the Portland Society of Art in 1882. It is located in the downtown area known as The Arts District in Portland, Maine .
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    Portland Observatory

    Portland, ME
    The Portland Observatory is a historic maritime signal tower at 138 Congress Street in the Munjoy Hill section of Portland , Maine . Built in 1807, it is the only known surviving tower of its type in the United States . Using both a telescope and signal flags, two-way communication between ship an
  4. Wadsworth-longfellow House4

    Wadsworth-longfellow House

    Portland, ME
  5. Fifth Maine Regiment Community Center5

    Fifth Maine Regiment Community Center

    Portland, ME
    The Fifth Maine Regiment Community Center is a historic building at 45 Seashore Avenue on Peaks Island , an island neighborhood of Portland, Maine in Casco Bay . It was built in 1888 by American Civil War veterans "as a memorial to their deceased comrades and as a reunion hall for themselves." It wa
  6. Museum of African Culture6

    Museum of African Culture

    Portland, ME
    The Museum of African Culture Is a museum in Newfield, Maine , Maine , United States, that specialized in Sub-Saharan African tribal art and culture . Changing exhibits included art inspired by the African diaspora , and the museum's programs included music, storytelling, films, poetry, literature
  7. Victoria Mansion7

    Victoria Mansion

    Portland, ME
    Victoria Mansion , also known as the Morse-Libby House or Morse-Libby Mansion , is a landmark example of American residential architecture located in downtown Portland, Maine , United States. The brownstone exterior, elaborate interior design, opulent furnishings and early technological conveniences
  8. Neal Dow House8

    Neal Dow House

    Portland, ME
    The Neal Dow House , also known as Gen. Neal Dow House , is an historic house found at 714 Congress Street in Portland, Maine . It was built in 1829 for noted politician and prohibitionist Neal Dow (1804-1897), and was later designated a National Historic Landmark for that association. Dow was the
  9. Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine9

    Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

    Portland, ME
    Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is located in the Arts District of downtown Portland , Maine and features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activities for children and families.
  10. Maine Jewish Museum10

    Maine Jewish Museum

    Portland, ME

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