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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 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Lighthouses
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Sydney, Australia
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637 reviews 637 reviews
307 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited the Maine Lighthouse Museum on a rainy day. The museum shares the building with the Chamber of Commerce, so you will not necessarily be greeted upon entering. Just mosey your way around to the back, and you're bound to find the somewhat hidden entrance. Watch the movie, it was very interesting to learn about lighthouse history and the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We decided to visit on a wet afternoon to kill a couple of hours. How lucky we were that it was raining. They have so much to see, lots of interesting videos to watch loads of lighthouse paraphernalia. Really nice staff. Very good value for money, only $5 for adults.

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Tyler,Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Very well done with lots of information and models. We've never seen another like it. Well worth your time and it was very reasonably priced. Met a former lighthouse keeper while there and bought the book he and his wife had written. It 's wonderful too!

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Schenectady, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

For anyone interested in how lighthouses work, history of lighthouses, or lighthouse paraphernalia, this is a great place to visit! There is a lot of information here, so you could spend several hours if you wanted to go through it all. The exhibits are focused on Maine lighthouses in particular, but much of the information would be relevant to lighthouses... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited mid May, cold, rainy Saturday. The museum is tucked behind the gift shop. The silly lobster in photo is in the gift shop, not museum. We spent half hour in the gift shop looking at the Maine arts. The lobster is advertising the annual lobster festival. We spent an hour or two in the museum. The staff was... More

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