We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

Port Clyde, ME
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Port Clyde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums
45 visitor photos
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glendale, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Took our wine, cheese, crackers and good friends to the lighthouse next to this great museum and enjoyed a super Maine sunset while watching a supermoon rising. Doesn't get any better then that. Nice view of Port Clyde harbor and close to cute restaurants. Can't wait to go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saline, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I toured 5 lighthouse locations on Penobscot Bay and loved them all. But Marshall Point was by far our favorite. Beautiful location. Bring folding chairs and sit on the bluff overlooking the water and just... take it in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You can't enter this lighthouse, but the ramp leading to it provides a scenic backdrop. Bring a picnic and sit at the tables and admire the view. The museum is small but informative and the volunteer staffer was super friendly. Keep your expectations in check and you'll have a pleasant but likely brief visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Marshall Point Lighthouse was a beautiful setting .. take a camera !! The weather was awesome. The lobstah boats were plentiful. This is the lighthouse from the Forrest Gump movie. Interesting that the light is still in operation, but the foghorn has been dismantled.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful lighthouses I ever seen. Great parking area, very accessible, and the volunteers are very friendly, with great knowledge of the area. There are picnic tables, an art gallery and the breathtaking views. You need at least two hours to be able to enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A beautiful lighthouse with the distinction of being the place where Forrest Gump decided to turn around and head west again, lol! It was foggy when we were there and the fog horn was an eerie highlight to the ambiance. Unfortunately the museum was closed, but I've been there before and it is small but informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gardiner, Maine
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Marshall Point Lighthouse is very small, but it has advantages over many of its larger counterparts. The location provides great views all around, and you can walk up the narrow steps to check out the views from the beacon. It's small, room enough for three or four max, and it's warm up there, but I definitely recommend trying it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Navarre, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The museum was outstanding & informative with a delightful gift shop next door to the lighthouse! Scenic, coastal view that can't be surpassed! There's a rocky beach worth walking down to edged w/ scents of beach roses. Also a fishermen's memorial to the local men who lost their lives doing their professions & this is located on the edge of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, TX
Top Contributor
349 reviews 349 reviews
186 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The lighthouse by itself is beautiful in the serene setting of Port Clyde. You take an elevated walkway out to the lighthouse to get an amazing panaramic view of the ocean. Lots of benches and tables to relax and enjoy the views and the ocean breeze. The fun part of the lighthouse is its connection to the movie Forrest Gump.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The lighthouse and museum were easy to find once you find port Clyde , there are great signs. The staff in the museum are friendly and knowledgeable. It was a beautiful sunny day so our time spent there was enjoyable.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum also viewed

Port Clyde, Mid Coast Maine
Bristol, Mid Coast Maine
Owls Head, Mid Coast Maine
Rockland, Mid Coast Maine

Been to Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing