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Maine Lighthouse Museum

One Park Drive, P.O. Box F, Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-3301
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Lighthouses
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip to this wonderful small museum that packs a wallop in the world of Fresnel lenses. It seems that they have about doubled their collection of these lenses since our last visit in 2011. And what a collection it is! What is the most impressive is how many are lit up. And they way they reflect... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I like lighthouses and both my husband and enjoyed our time here, we would have stayed longer but they were closing. There is every aspect of lighthouses and their keepers displayed here. I especially enjoyed the video of the history of lighthouses and their keepers. very enjoyable and cheap

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Boca Grande, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This lighthouse is set at the end of a long jetty in Rockland harbor. It has been designated a public park by the town and it is terrific to walk out there - almost like walking on water. A true Maine experience.

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Groton, CT
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34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The museum has a lot of technical exhibits on lighthouses but it is amusing as well. Plan to spend about an hour.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is a must for anyone interested in lighthouses. This is a modern, bright facility that offers a detailed history on the lighthouses in Maine. It also offers a lot of information on how lighthouses work. Full size examples of lenses and hands on displays round out what is truly an educational experience The gift shop offers... More

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Mount Olive, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The museum has everything you want to know about lighthouses. The staff was extremely helpful and informative. We spent over an hour there.

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Bangor, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We toured this small 2-room museum while visiting the Rockland Lobster Festival and it was worth the stop. Admission is $5/adult to read lighthouse stories, see various lenses, work items, personal photos, and re-creations of lighthouses from Maine and beyond. This was a nice exhibit that included a gift shop with books and Maine made crafts. If you find it... More

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The Villages, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You can see this museum in an hour, unless you've spent a lot of time on the water. Then it really GRABS YOU! It brings home just how valiant the keepers were, how sacrificing and how great a contribution they made to the safety of commerce. I loved the displays of the graduated sizes of the lenses. Also of the... More

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MIDLOTHIAN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have always known that Lighthouses played an important role in the safety of ships coming and going out onto the high seas. The people who manned lighthouses were the equivalent to Air Traffic Controllers. I didn't know that at one time there were 12 Lighthouse Districts and that there was a Lighthouse Service that would eventually merge with the... More

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Lighthouse Museum is a cute and informative museum in Rockland. If you like lighthouses, it's worth a stop. However, if it's not really your thing, it'll be a bit of lighthouse overload. Also in the same building is the Chamber of Commerce with lots of great brochures on other things to see and eat in the area.

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