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Maine Lighthouse Museum

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Address: One Park Drive, P.O. Box F, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207-594-3301
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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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you could only find this is Maine. Very interesting history. Friendly helpful staff learn maines long and colorful shipping industrial. Learn everything you ever thing to ask... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

you could only find this is Maine. Very interesting history. Friendly helpful staff learn maines long and colorful shipping industrial. Learn everything you ever thing to ask about lighthouse. Rockland is a piece of Maine historic town not overdone

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Bremen, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I were amazed at the history here! From pictures to some of the old equipment that was saved and maintained! A great family stop if you get the chance.

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Hopewell, New York
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287 reviews 287 reviews
63 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This has some very nice displays that detail lighthouse life, sea rescue, lighthouse technology and history. They have an excellent display of fresnel lenses and a nice map that details Maine lighthouse locations.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very extensive collection of lighthouse related items. Really interesting things that you will never see elsewhere.

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Naples
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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539 reviews 539 reviews
263 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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