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Address: , Bristol, ME
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Harvard, Illinois
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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378 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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215 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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 98 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 372 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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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!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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