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Pemaquid Point Light

Address: Bristol, ME
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Bristol
Type: Libraries, Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
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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.
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Richmond, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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