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Maine Lighthouse Museum

One Park Drive, P.O. Box F, Rockland, ME 04841
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Lighthouses
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Mount Olive, Alabama
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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314 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Run by passionate volunteers, this small museum highlights to importance of lighthouses to Mainers. Well worth a look.

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Preston, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The breakwater itself is visually astounding, but when hiking it you become one with the ocean. The vistas around you swallow you up into the sea and the lighthouse brings you back in time in a way that needs to be personally experienced.

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Middletown, Rhode Island, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a small museum, but has some very interesting lighthouse artifacts. It is a museum mostly dedicated to the lighthouses in Maine, but other ones are mentioned, almost in passing. The most fascinating exhibit is their collection of lenses that were used in various lighthouses. Some small enough to hold in one hand, others so big they almost touch... More

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Georgetown TX
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This museum was not even on our itinerary, but we stumbled on it while we were waiting for another museum to open. It was well worth the visit! We learned all sorts of things about lighthouses that I never knew. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. They have an amazing collection of the prisms that are at the heart... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was in the area to visit a friend's restaurant and as we were driving came across this random museum! This museum is a very informative place. There are short videos to watch, many maps of lighthouse locations around the coastline, many mini replicas of lighthouses around new England and a handy gift shop . Although it's not an exciting... More

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