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Pemaquid Point Light

Bristol, ME
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Bristol
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Libraries
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Arlington, VA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Waldoboro, ME
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Yoe, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Pemaquid point is an amazing beautiful area. The beach, full of dinosaur egg rocks, made for a great adventure in finding a geocache there. Be careful, they are slippery in spots and not always stationary ( the beach kept some of my DNA when I fell and scrapped my knees pretty bad) The coast is just so picturesque , got... More

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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We love visiting Pemaquid Point. We visit South Bristol Maine every year in early fall and always make a point to see Pemaquid Point. It is a breathtaking view, very calming - allow time to sit out over the rocks and soak up the coast for everything it has to offer! There is a nice museum and you can climb... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A wonderful lighthouse and museum on the coast of Maine. The setting is breathtaking and the guides were wonderful and very informative. This is a memorable attraction.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were taking our first trip ever up the Maine coast and on a whim decided to go out to the Pemaquid Light. So glad we did!! We stopped at a few different lighthouses and our family agreed that this was the best of all of them. Beautiful scenery and the crowning glory was being able to go up the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Visit the lighthouse first, then sit on the rocky cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and soak up the sounds, sights and smells of the waves crashing over the rocks. Bring binoculars too so you can watch working lobster boats.

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