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Pemaquid Point Light

Bristol, ME
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

One of the challenges of visiting the Pemaquid Point Light is to try to catch the reflection of the lighthouse in the pool of water along the rocky shore. It takes very calm conditions and a bit of an overcast to get it just right, but when you do it makes a great picture. It is a wonderful family experience... More

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Washington, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have always enjoyed going out on the ledges to sit and watch the ocean waves hitting the rocks. You can hear the lobster boats plying the waters and watch the lobstermen pulling their traps. You can take your dog on a leash and sit with them atop the highest ledge. It's very relaxing.

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Bailey Island ME
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Take your kids to see this piece of history. It will educate and make memories for you all. It is near enough to other great places to visit, so you can plan a full day.

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Brackney, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This was our favorite stop on our Maine vacation! The lighthouse is gorgeous, and you can actually go up into it and tour the museum. The coastline is rocky and spectacular for pictures, you can also go out on the rocks and get an amazing view from any direction! There is a gift shop and restaurant within waking distance as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

A great destination. The light house is worth a visit, but the seaside is a photographer's dream. Or just sit and watch and listen the power of the ocean!

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Austin, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

If you are in the area, this is a must-see together a taste of the gorgeous Maine coast! The lighthouse is lovely; clean, well maintained, very picturesque. The waves crashing on the coast are the perfect backdrop for this lighthouse. The view at the top of the lighthouse is worth climbing up to the top. Very peaceful, perfect picture of... More

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