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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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Amazing trip through history!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Bremen, Maine, United States
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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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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
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25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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158 helpful votes 158 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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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
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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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Gardners
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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