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Maine Lighthouse Museum

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Address: One Park Drive, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 12075943301
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The museum was across the street from where we stayed. I was surprised at the history of lighthouses and appreciative with the helpfulness of the staff in explaining the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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English first
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74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was across the street from where we stayed. I was surprised at the history of lighthouses and appreciative with the helpfulness of the staff in explaining the background of not just lighthouses, but of equipment.It turned out to be a pleasant visit. If you're in the area, I would recommend taking some time to visit the museum.

Thank tdammen
Long Beach, CA
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113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The Lighthouse Museum is an interesting look at6the history of lighthouses in Maine, and the evolution of their lights. They have an incredible selection of the actual lights, and videos of the development of lighthouses and their lights.

Thank ladysailor715
Carson City, Nevada
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130 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I've visited many museums across the U.S. and was very impressed with the thought that went into the Lighthouse Museum. The displays were well designed with many anecdotes that described life as a keeper. The best collection of Fresnel lights anywhere.

Thank carsonguy
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Walking distance from tender dock and the quaint downtown area. Located in Police Department/Visitor Center building. Very informative. FYI- the lighthouse on the point is a very long walk; about 4 miles one way from downtown; uphill, no sidewalk in some places, lots of traffic; take water with you. You can get the best views of the lighthouse on the... More 

Thank Becky L
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We really enjoyed taking some time to stroll through the museum. It's decidedly old-fashioned, with small print (bring your reading glasses) on mostly static displays, but the information and maps on the coastal Maine light houses and lightships was very interesting, and there's a nice collection of different-sized Fresnel lenses and other lighthouse paraphernalia.

1 Thank ChrisNK
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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164 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a great collection of light house artifacts, which tell of the history, and often heroic story, of our lighthouses. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is our country's home to the largest collection of lighthouse mementos Exhibits highlight stories of valor while paying tribute to the Coast Guard and light keepers. As novices about lighthouses, we toured for a little... More 

1 Thank Disneybus
Darnestown, MD
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127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We are not lovers of Lighthouses but certainly like to visit them and learn their stories and history. This museum has stories to tell. You learn about Maine Lighthouses as well as Lighthouses in general. You learn the history and reasons for their existence. You learn the evolution of the lighting system. I was particularly interested in the stories of... More 

3 Thank BullyLover2
Boothbay, Maine, United States
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We spent two hours in absolute fascination in this wonderful museum. Fascinating and awe-inspiring to learn about the early days of maintaining a lighthouse.

Thank Cheryl L
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A must visit for any lighthouse lover. The collection of lenses was amazing and very beautiful. There was a lot to see and learn about the Fresnel lenses and the role the keepers had to do before lighthouses were automated. The gift shop was very nice and the staff very friendly.

Thank lighthouse62
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We wanted to explore some of the history of Maine’s lighthouses and I wanted to see some of the Fresnel lenses up close and personal so off we went to Rockland. The exhibits are well done and informative and the exhibits of light types and lenses are beyond cool for anyone like me who shares a moth’s fascination with artificial... More 

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