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Flag Day Celebration!

In honor of Flag Day, June 14, 2016 the Portland Observatory, 138 Congress Street, Portland, ME will be FREE and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with tours and activities throughout the day.

The Portland Observatory (1807) is a National Historic Landmark and the last remaining maritime signal tower in the U.S.

Flag Day honors the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our national flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. This is the seventeenth year that Greater Portland Landmarks has helped Portland celebrate Flag Day with ceremonies and activities at the Portland Observatory.

Schedule of Events:

10 am: Welcome and Raising of flags—Hilary Bassett, Greater Portland Landmarks Executive Director

10 am-7pm: FREE Tours of the Portland Observatory
Volunteers will be stationed on each floor to answer visitors’ questions.

Noon-3 pm: Craft activities for children
Children’s activities and scavenger hunts throughout the day

11 am-4 pm: Hourly Walking tours of Eastern Cemetery
Hourly tours of Eastern Cemetery on Congress Street, presented by Spirits Alive!

1 pm-6 pm: Dave Peloquin will be performing rousing sea shanties