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Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

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Address: Port Clyde, ME
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2 hours from Portland; worth the ride

We traveled from Portland to view this lighthouse mostly because it was on Forest Gump and we wanted a scenic drive. The drive from Portland is very beautiful as it takes you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We traveled from Portland to view this lighthouse mostly because it was on Forest Gump and we wanted a scenic drive. The drive from Portland is very beautiful as it takes you through the little towns of Maine. Accessing the light house is very easy and walk a able once you park. You can also walk down to a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I visited in a beautiful sunny fall afternoon. The lighthouse has a great panoramic view of the water. Great photo opportunities and rocks to explore. The museum was closed when I visited but the building is nice and the area well landscaped. Great for a quick afternoon picnic at the table near the anchor. I plan a return trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The lighthouse from the segment of Forrest Gump's epic run across the country is in Port Clyde, Maine and can be visited. A museum is on site, and visitors can walk along the rocky shoreline, finding seashells and sea glass.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of the most popular and photogenic lighthouses in Maine attracting loads of visitors on a sunny day. Lovely place to have a picnic with breathtaking views from either side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

As I was showing my family the numerous pictures of the numerous lighthouses I saw on my trip, I could add to this one "This was the lighthouse Forrest Gump ran to after Jenny left". That always elicited a ooo or an aaah. Other than that one of the many lighthouse I saw on my fast track through Maine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The lighthouse is on the point with the most dramatic panoramic views of the beautiful ocean and many interesting coves. It looks like Poseiden's dream view.

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While small by any lighthouse standards, this light has a beautiful site to visit, with vistas all around to enjoy - a photographer's delight. The roads to it are narrow, so don't expect to race to it and back. The museum was closed, but then we were visiting on a fall day. Wander into Port Clyde and take a quick... More 

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Pewee Valley, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a beautiful lighthouse and the surrounding area is gorgeous.So peaceful.One of my favorite lighthouses.The museum was not open.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You just can't beat the view from this lighthouse. Many people visit because Marshall Point Light was the eastern most point in Forest Gump's famous coast to coast run, but the museum and lighthouse are so much more than that. There is so much to learn about the lobstering industry, the granite and limestone industry and life as a keeper... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We go to Maine for two things: eat lobster and visit lighthouses. This is a small lighthouse at the end of the land which is connected to shore by a wooden walkway. It is not one you can visit inside but it is very scenic. It had a fifth-order Fresnel lens which was removed and a LORAN navigation set up... More 

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