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Address: Bristol, ME
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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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Beautiful spot.

I love lighthouses and the views are always fantastic. Pemaquid Point Light is no exception, it is a beautiful spot with great views of the water and rocks surrounding it. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love lighthouses and the views are always fantastic. Pemaquid Point Light is no exception, it is a beautiful spot with great views of the water and rocks surrounding it. A great place to visit.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Being located right along the shore of the Atlantic the long sloping granite cliff makes for an ideal situation for beautiful scenic photos. Look for tidal pools to capture reflections of the lighthouse in your photos.

Thank Bozzzzz
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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 

Thank RikiUSA
glen cove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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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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.

Thank jrjojo
Harvard, Illinois
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

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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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.

Thank Dibird50
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

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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