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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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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a pretty area at the end of Maine 131 near the town of Port Clyde. The lighthouse grounds are small, but the scenery more than makes up for it. Behind the oil house is a memorial to the commercial fishermen lost at sea. This is a secluded place to sit and watch the tides. There are a few... More

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wife and I have been visiting Light House's for years and finally made it to this one! This light house was made Famos by Tom Hanks in Forest Gump as he ran up to this one in the coast to coast run segment of the movie! The museum is full of Maine maritime history, the volunteer staff is very knowledge... More

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a great view and wonderful little museum! We stayed about an hour and took in the amazing view. We had sandwiches to eat on the picnic tables, bit it was a bit too breezy to enjoy a picnic. The museum is small, but informative, and was staffed by volunteers who love to tell about "their" lighthouse! No charge, but... More

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Glendale, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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!

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Saline, Michigan
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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.

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Los Angeles
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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