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.

You can contribute by volunteering!

The Spring Point Ledge Light Trust is looking to add additional volunteer tour guides, greeters, and ticket shed personnel for our summer open house season. Enjoy a unique opportunity for fresh air and sunshine, to meet visitors from around the world, and share the lighthouse and its story with fellow lighthouse lovers. We’ll provide the training and you’ll have the flexibility of self-assigning through our scheduling portal.
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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.

engineer's report
Becker Structural Engineer’s recent report outlines daunting maintenance concerns and future expenses for the Trust. (8 mb, PDF)

2014 annual report cover
Our 2014 Annual Report gives details and highlights of another record-breaking year for the lighthouse. (1.1 mb, PDF)

Enjoy the history of the lighthouse and learn how it works in this delightful 12-page, full-color comic book. Free (7 mb, PDF).

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Take our brief online survey and tell us about your visit to the lighthouse.


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!