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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 #3 of 17 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Lighthouses
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Worcester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Gardners
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Got to walk out to the light just like Forest Gump did in the movie! The views were spectacular and the history there is amazing!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Interesting and informative. This museum has a great collection of Maine lighthouse history. You can spend an hour and see everything, it is definitely worth a visit if you pass through Rockland.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was our second trip to this wonderful small museum that packs a wallop in the world of Fresnel lenses. It seems that they have about doubled their collection of these lenses since our last visit in 2011. And what a collection it is! What is the most impressive is how many are lit up. And they way they reflect... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I like lighthouses and both my husband and enjoyed our time here, we would have stayed longer but they were closing. There is every aspect of lighthouses and their keepers displayed here. I especially enjoyed the video of the history of lighthouses and their keepers. very enjoyable and cheap

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Boca Grande, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This lighthouse is set at the end of a long jetty in Rockland harbor. It has been designated a public park by the town and it is terrific to walk out there - almost like walking on water. A true Maine experience.

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Groton, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The museum has a lot of technical exhibits on lighthouses but it is amusing as well. Plan to spend about an hour.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is a must for anyone interested in lighthouses. This is a modern, bright facility that offers a detailed history on the lighthouses in Maine. It also offers a lot of information on how lighthouses work. Full size examples of lenses and hands on displays round out what is truly an educational experience The gift shop offers... More

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Mount Olive, Alabama
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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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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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