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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 #4 of 16 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Naples
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A wonderful museum that makes you appreciate the history of lighthouses and the individuals who ran them. Many items such as photographs, uniforms, pieces of equipment, replicas of buildings, and of course, the Fresnel lens. Really awesome!! I am not a sailor, but who wouldn't recognize the beauty and utility of these structures and the bravery of the lighthouse keepers.... More 

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Fairport, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Actually, the museum has not been very long, but they are making great progress in making it better. Always interesting to visit the lighthouses and their memorabilia

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Felton, California
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228 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nice exhibition of everything lighthouse. They have a lot of historical items and a very nice video. Worth a visit. Small gift shop. Interesting displays.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

On a recent rainy Friday morning my husband and I decided to visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Delightful volunteers who shared so much which added to the overall experience. Learning about the science of Fresnel lenses was excellent and actually being able to see several up close was a highlight. Lighthouse models were so detailed! Section on women lighthouse keepers... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have been trying to visit all the lighthouses in Maine and this Museum has all the information to help you see each one and when they were built. Great for people of all ages.

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Worcester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Florida is my favorite destination but in the summer Maine could be my second best location. Very pretty and the locals very pleasant. Prices of everything not to bad. Want to go back next year an camp on the beach with our camper

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Gardners
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Got to walk out to the light just like Forest Gump did in the movie! The views were spectacular and the history there is amazing!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Interesting and informative. This museum has a great collection of Maine lighthouse history. You can spend an hour and see everything, it is definitely worth a visit if you pass through Rockland.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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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