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Maine Lighthouse Museum

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Address: One Park Drive, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 12075943301
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Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fun history of Lighthouses

A must visit and see for fans of lighthouses and Maine. It was fun to read about the history of the area and how lighthouses have shaped the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dave D
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit and see for fans of lighthouses and Maine. It was fun to read about the history of the area and how lighthouses have shaped the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled with friends up the coast of Maine trying to see as many lighthouses as possible. They do not disappoint! This and all of the lighthouses are wonderfully accessible and little adventures to us!

Thank Starsmith604
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a child my parents would take us to Maine to visit my grandparents every summer. We always took a day to visit the rockland lighthouse. Many people fish here. It is a long walk out to the lighthouse which could be challenging for little ones. Beautiful views, fun to take the day fishing or learn about the lighthouse. It... More 

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South Thomaston, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Lighthouse Museum has a large collection of priceless lighthouse memorabilia. Also has a nice gift shop.

Thank Tom G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The museum was across the street from where we stayed. I was surprised at the history of lighthouses and appreciative with the helpfulness of the staff in explaining the background of not just lighthouses, but of equipment.It turned out to be a pleasant visit. If you're in the area, I would recommend taking some time to visit the museum.

1 Thank tdammen
Long Beach, CA
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119 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The Lighthouse Museum is an interesting look at6the history of lighthouses in Maine, and the evolution of their lights. They have an incredible selection of the actual lights, and videos of the development of lighthouses and their lights.

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I've visited many museums across the U.S. and was very impressed with the thought that went into the Lighthouse Museum. The displays were well designed with many anecdotes that described life as a keeper. The best collection of Fresnel lights anywhere.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Walking distance from tender dock and the quaint downtown area. Located in Police Department/Visitor Center building. Very informative. FYI- the lighthouse on the point is a very long walk; about 4 miles one way from downtown; uphill, no sidewalk in some places, lots of traffic; take water with you. You can get the best views of the lighthouse on the... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We really enjoyed taking some time to stroll through the museum. It's decidedly old-fashioned, with small print (bring your reading glasses) on mostly static displays, but the information and maps on the coastal Maine light houses and lightships was very interesting, and there's a nice collection of different-sized Fresnel lenses and other lighthouse paraphernalia.

1 Thank ChrisNK
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a great collection of light house artifacts, which tell of the history, and often heroic story, of our lighthouses. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is our country's home to the largest collection of lighthouse mementos Exhibits highlight stories of valor while paying tribute to the Coast Guard and light keepers. As novices about lighthouses, we toured for a little... More 

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