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Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

Port Clyde, ME
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Port Clyde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Clinton, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Gardiner, Maine
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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

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Navarre, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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Fort Worth, TX
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186 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 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

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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.

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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Easy to get to - no crowds. It was a cold and windy day but well worth the visit. Forrest Gump was filmed there.

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Port Clyde, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum, at the Marshall Point light (of Forrest Gump fame) is a tiny gem with interesting displays and touchable history of Port Clyde, an authentic fishing/lobstering village in mid-coast Maine.

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Scotia, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Marshall Point Lighthouse is an easy trip from our Boothbay Harbor vacation base and well worth the ride. As North Atlantic lighthouses go, it's small and quaint, but it's message is powerful. There is a memorial to lost fishermen. The adjacent home festures an excellent little museum. The lighthouse itself features an easy walking bridge which brings you to the... More

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El Campo, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

This is a small museum, but packed with info and history. The volunteer staff members are knowledgable and an endless source of history. Not on 'the beaten path', but well worth the drive.

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