Owls Head Lighthouse

Owls Head Lighthouse: Hours, Address, Owls Head Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Owls Head Lighthouse
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • Lighthouses
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Take a stroll to one of Midcoast Maine’s most popular lighthouses..Owls Head Light, where from its lofty perch, the beauty of Penobscot Bay sparkles before you! Visit the 1854 Keeper’s Quarter’s Museum, which features exhibits on Owls Head Light, the Coast Guard’s modern lighthouse keeping role. Stop in the Gift Shop where you will find unique lighthouse and nautical gifts,books, clothing & more! Enjoy a climb up the lighthouse...tours offered Memorial Day to Columbus Day on Sat. & Sun. & Mon. afternoons. Tours are volunteer and weather dependent. Grounds are open 9am to sunset, year-round.
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Karstarter
29 contributions
Owls Head Lighthouse worth every minute
Jun 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to this lighthouse. It is a very short walk from the parking area. you also have the option to walk down to the swimming area which is also a short walk and my wife was able to put her feet in the ocean. to get to the top of the lighthouse platform you must walk up a flight of steps. I would recommend this lighthouse to anyone Who loves lighthouses we are very grateful for those who have restored and keep these lighthouses open to the public. It is also beautiful to see God,s creation and can only imagine how many people a lighthouse like this has saved so thank God for the light houses
Written June 9, 2021
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Cynthia B
Evansville, IN69 contributions
Cool Lighthouse
May 2021
Nice lighthouse that you can see close and climb the stairs. Beautiful area. Gift shop was not open on our visit.
Written May 25, 2021
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JenniferandAlan
Easton, PA460 contributions
A trail, steps and finally the lighthouse--worth it!
May 2021
My husband and I visited Acadia in early May off season to avoid the crowds of summer and then worked our way down the coast visiting lighthouses as we went. Interestingly this light was authorized to be constructed at the entrance to Rockland Harbor by President John Quincy Adams in 1825 to protect the growing lime trade there. The keepers house is private residence for the Coast Guard but you can climb the steps to the light and get a good view of the harbor. There is a parking lot and a trail to the steps. HINT: Get the booklet Discovering Maine's Lighthouses and Harbors to get a complete listing of lighthouses, their accessibility, and the all important directions. Enjoy!
Written May 23, 2021
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bill925
Madison, AL436 contributions
Owls Head Light
Sep 2020
Visited the lighthouse in the early morning hours with the fog rolling in. If you get the chance, it is worth the visit
Written October 12, 2020
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funtimefamily12
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY824 contributions
53 Steps
Sep 2020
This was a cool lighthouse...only 53 steps to the top. We enjoyed the view and the water and rocks below.
Written September 29, 2020
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Gray Matters 2
Lincoln, DE301 contributions
Nice place-Important
Sep 2020 • Couples
A lighthouse helping Mariners navigate safely. High point for a lighthouse. Near dusk the light lit! The light does not spin a code but stays stationary. Very cool. The trail hugs the ocean showcasing great views.
Written September 28, 2020
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Dave H
Danville, VT17 contributions
Wonderful View from the Top
Sep 2020
A beautiful spot with a wonderful view from the top. Easy to social distance. We enjoyed taking lots of pictures and as seen here, even the steps to it are picture worthy.
Written September 24, 2020
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WilsonP
Lancaster, NH555 contributions
Short Walk to Loghthouse
Sep 2020 • Couples
Worth the visit to the picturesque point. It's a short walk on a gravel road, then up the flight of stairs to the small lighthouse.

Nice small gift shop & museum as well.
Written September 19, 2020
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Kristy
Huntsville, AL648 contributions
Nice Visit
Sep 2020
We got here early (before 8am) so we missed the souvenir shop. The lighthouse was pretty and good views of the ocean.
There is a little road to walk down to get to the lighthouse and many steps to climb to get to the base of the lighthouse.
Written September 14, 2020
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tdewolfe2014
Westwood, MA115 contributions
Amazing views
Sep 2020 • Family
The views from this lighthouse are amazing. The lighthouse itself is just ok. Short walk from parking lot. We rode our bike from Samoset Resort. Round trip approx. 20 mi. from resort. Biking to lighthouse is not ideal for young kids.
Written September 11, 2020
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