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Address: Bristol, ME
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Originally built during the presidency of John Quincy Adams in 1827...

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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Fantastic Pemaquid Point Light, Website & WebCam

We were so excited when we drove up and saw Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Breathtaking views, the rocky shore, crashing waves and the classic lighthouse make this an awesome day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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464 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We were so excited when we drove up and saw Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Breathtaking views, the rocky shore, crashing waves and the classic lighthouse make this an awesome day trip. After our visit, I went to the website for The Pemaquid Point Association to see the continuous views from the webcam. Views are updated every 5 minutes. The PPA deserves... More 

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glen cove
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Terrific ocean views, just what coastal Maine is about. Postcard setting, you'll make the best photos here, whether you take the lighthouse tour or not. For nature, just park near the gift shop and climb down the rocks to waters edge. For the light house, pay the modest fee and park by the lighthouse. On the way in or out,... More 

Thank 11542
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

AWESOME Place, the view is Spectacular, sometimes you can see the whales in the distance.. or if you are real lucky the seals on the rocky shore.. The Lighthouse Keepers Museum is awesome also.It has some history of the Lighthouse, The Keepers and the area.(Hubbys Great Great Grandfather was a keeper there.) then go next door to the Seagull for... More 

Thank Rosa C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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387 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The renowned Pemaquid Lighthouse attraction provides a host of wonderful photo opportunities and fantastic views of the mid-coast. The Pemaquid Group of Artists at Pemaquid Lighthouse Park, on the grounds, offers a fine selection of works from local resident artists. The Town of Bristol has done a fine job of preserving what should be a national landmark.

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Harvard, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have continued to return to this lighthouse for more than 40 years, and each time I learn something new. The small museum gives you a glimpse into coastal Maine history. A visit would not be complete without a climb up to the top of the lighthouse, where the views are spectacular! My grandparents would sit and watch us climb... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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211 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Highly recommend this lighthouse! Although it & the museum were closed in early May you can still get a great view & pictures & walk out on the rocks. They are a little slippery and was cold & windy on the water but definitely worth walking out on the rocks - walk out to the point and get almost a... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 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 

Thank BeeMelissa
Springfield, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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!

Thank Valerie W
Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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