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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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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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.

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Gardiner, Maine
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76 helpful votes 76 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
304 helpful votes 304 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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