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Maine Lighthouse Museum

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Address: One Park Drive, P.O. Box 1116, 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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My favorite history museum

This is the best lighthouse museum I have visited and I have been in several around the world. The exhibits includes a large collection of glass lights, lamps, foghorns as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Statesboro, Georgia
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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best lighthouse museum I have visited and I have been in several around the world. The exhibits includes a large collection of glass lights, lamps, foghorns as well as uniforms, and memorabilia of the Coast Guard and Maine's lighthouse history. The Museum has knowledgeable people who can answer questions and there is an excellent supply of books... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Run out of the Rockland chamber of commerce, it's $8 per person to go in. Only a few rooms, but a huge collection. Nice way to spend an hour.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

excellent! This museum has so much lighthouse history, it would take 3-4 hours to see it all. There was also quite a bit of coast guard history with a lot of information about the ships and what they do. A wonderful satellite map of Maine with all the lighthouses clearly marked.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Yes there is a charge but it's so worth it!! We started with a fantastic video with all kinds of history on Maine's lighthouses. My 17 year old got this awesome paper with a bunch of pictures and list to match them to. It was very educational and we had so much fun trying to find the information. After we... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Small but enjoyable museum worth the entrance fee. Only complaint is that we went while the lobster festival was starting and had to pay $10.00 for parking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Informative and kids had a great time posing with the miniature lighthouses. They also have a gift shop with prints, watercolor and all manners of art featuring...of course, lighthouses. The first part of the building is free but the museum at the back of the room charges minimal fee for adults and free for kids. Also they literally have walls... More 

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Rossville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

There's a minimal charge to go here, but it's worth it. It's got many types of lighthouse lenses here. Some are absolutely huge! They have a gift shop. It's easy to get to. There's a lot of lighthouse memorabilia here other than lenses. It takes about 30-60 to go through the museum. The Owls Head Lighthouse is only a few... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We started the day by going to the museum. It was very interesting to see the history of Maine lighthouses and throughout the US. It was good to set the stage for the day.

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This little museum is wonderful! It has an awesome collection of Fresnel lenses, and LOTS of information about the history of lighthouses. It was very enjoyable, and I would definitely go back if I was the area!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

For lighthouse lovers this museum will offer lots of fun facts, heroic stories and plenty of lights to see. Its nothing fancy, but in a nice location in Rockland.

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