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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 17 attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Lighthouses
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Gray, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This museum is right on Rockland harbor and very easy to get to as it is just off Route 1. this museum has a fabulous collection of lighthouse lenses set up along with many artifacts showing what it was like to be at a lighthouse. There is also an excellent film documentary that is worth taking the time to watch.... More

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Grantham, NH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Museum staff opened for us on this weekend and the tour was nicely done and very informative. Although seasonal the museum was in good shape, and all the exhibits were on or operational.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stopped in to get some maps, and ended up chatting with the lady who worked there for over 30 minutes. She was extremely helpful. I don't know about the museum itself...seemed a little lacking in 'meat on the bones' about lighthouses. But I was referred to some great places/lighthouses and historical sites.

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Sylvania, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Did a quick trip through the museum and did not do it justice. Very large display of lighthouse lenses, history of lighthouses and the Maine coast. Would have liked to spend more time.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a great place to spend 2 or 3 hours, especially if you have a rainy day when inside activities area must. Our one day of rain was spent learning about the history of the lighthouse, the role of the coast guard in that history and so much more. One of the largest displays of Fresnel lights we have... More

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Madrid, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Easily spend two hours looking at the displays. Volunteers were also informative. Good value for the money.

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Chester
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was my second visit to the museum and even more exhibits have been added since I was last there. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is rich in lighthouse and maritime history and a real credit to its late founder, Ken Black. I love the many lighthouse replicas that are featured here as well as the museum's very nice collection of... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Worth a stop - we spent an hour at this museum. The displays are very interesting and well presented. There is a lot of technical information but the stories of the lives of the light house keepers are also really well presented and very interesting.

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you enjoy learning about history you will love this place, but as for me I didn't love it as much as my husband did.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This is really a first class, informative, museum, with helpful volunteer staff ready to answer just about any question. Even if you have zero interest in lighthouses, this museum will intrigue you. It explains all the technology really well, but there is also a ton of social history - for example, on female lighthouse keepers.There is also a good upscale... More

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