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Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

Address: Port Clyde, ME
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Port Clyde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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164 reviews 164 reviews
117 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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Georgia
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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