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Address: Bristol, ME
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
Description: Originally built during the presidency of John Quincy Adams in 1827, the...
Originally built during the presidency of John Quincy Adams in 1827, the lightkeeper's house is a museum and an art gallery is located on the grounds of this scenic lighthouse.
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Pemaquid Point Light

While in Maine rode the bike to this lovely Light House in Bristol. So picturesque Definitely a site to see. We got to go in and I snapped a picture of the outside and inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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258 reviews 258 reviews
106 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

While in Maine rode the bike to this lovely Light House in Bristol. So picturesque Definitely a site to see. We got to go in and I snapped a picture of the outside and inside.

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Portland, Maine
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70 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is stunning...right on the edge of the beautiful rocky shore of Maine. One of the most photographed lighthouses in all of New England...lovely grassy area around lends to gorgeous weddings and other functions taking place here. We have actually been present for two weddings...the scenery is breathtaking. You can also see a lot of professional and amateur... More 

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was pretty interesting to see the giant light and lens and the equipment for this lighthouse, and the brick inner walls and iron stairwell were pretty awesome!

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I never tire of visiting the sea at Pemaquid Point. The lighthouse itself is most appealing to me as a focal point for photos, viewed from the incredible rocky shoreline-- the boundary of ocean and continent, laid bare; continental granite and basaltic sea floor that melted and swirled together like vanilla and chocolate ice creams. The rocks are heaved onto... More 

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Concord, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Pemiquid Light is THE Maine light. Nit is on the Maine quarter and is the reason I found my favorite vacation spot in Maine. A real must see.

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Arlington, VA
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29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful lighthouse. If you are on the grounds during the day there is a small fee to visit the museum that focuses on coastal life and the history of the area. You can climb up to the top of the lighthouse for views of the open sea. For the adventurous you can climb the rocks that represent the very tip... More 

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Friendship, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful lighthouse. Since I don't live far away, I try to visit when it is not crowded. My favorite visit was a moonlit night in October. However, if you are visiting, they open the tower to visitors at times during the summer. I notice one person said it is an easy climb which it is if you... More 

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Succasunna
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85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great little lighthouse -- one can easily climb to the top of the lighthouse. Spectacular views. Minimal entry fee of $2.00 per person; children under 12 are free. Nice displays in the attached house.

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Although some lighthouses along the Maine coast can be viewed for free, at Pemaquid you get to view AND go up inside the lighthouse, as well as get entry to the attached museum and gallery. Pemaquid is also the lighthouse pictured on the US quarter for Maine. It's a charming and very picturesque lighthouse, and certainly worth the trek out... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The lighthouse is picture-postcard perfect, and the view is terrific. There is room to spread out a picnic if you want, and there is ample [parking.

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