Parking & Directions to Portland Discovery

Directions:

We are located at 170 Commercial Street in Portland (04101), which is a small blue and white building marked “Long Wharf” on top. There are three kiosk windows and we are the middle window.

From the South:

From the Maine Turnpike (95 North) take exit 44 for 295 North. Once on 295 North, take Exit 4, Portland Waterfront/Route 1A.

Go over the bridge and stay to the right. You will see route 1A on your right, there will be indications for Portland Waterfront. Route 1A will turn into Commercial Street. Follow Commercial St. approximately 1 ½ miles and we will be on your right after the Portland Lobster Company.

From the North:

From the Maine Turnpike (95 South), follow signs for 295 South. Follow 295 South until exit 7 – Franklin Street. Merge onto Franklin Street and go straight through the stoplight. Follow Franklin up the hill, back down the hill until it “T”s at Commercial Street (there should be a parking garage directly across from you). Take a right onto Commercial Street and follow approximately a half mile. On your left, you will see a large sign for DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, then a brick building that is a bank and then Long Wharf will be the next building.

From the West:

Follow Route 302/Forest Ave. until signs for I-295 North. Merge right onto I-295 North towards Falmouth. Take exit 7 for Franklin Street. Merge onto Franklin Street and go straight through the stoplight. Follow Franklin up the hill, back down the hill until it “T”s at Commercial Street (there should be a parking garage directly across from you). Take a right onto Commercial Street and follow approximately a half mile. On your right, you will see a large sign for DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, then a brick building that is a bank and then Long Wharf will be the next building.

Parking:

Ask anyone who lives here and they will tell you: parking in Portland in the summertime can be tough. The most important thing is just to allow some extra time, as finding parking may require some circling.

 

Here are some suggestions for lots & garages close to us.

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Parking, 184 Commercial Street.

Fore Street Parking Garage, 419 Fore Street.

Custom House Parking Garage, 25 Pearl Street.