Owls Head Lighthouse
Owls Head Lighthouse
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • Lighthouses
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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
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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
    36 contributions
    Owls Head Lighthouse worth every minute
    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
    Visited June 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 9, 2021
  • MelissaL0715
    Tampa, Florida796 contributions
    Beautiful lighthouse but not open three mid day
    We visited the Owls Head Lighthouse Park. It was only a few minutes walk from the parking area and we were happy to visit on a bright and sunny day. Only disappointment was that it was a weekday and it was still not open (we went at 1:30 PM). Neither was the visitor center that went along with it. It was however free and a must do on your vacation to the Camden/Rockport area. Just a 20 minute drive from downtown.
    Visited July 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2021
  • Gray Matters 2
    Lincoln, Delaware305 contributions
    Nice place-Important
    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.
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2020
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JenniferandAlan
Easton, PA739 contributions
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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tomsmom96
Eddington, ME107 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
you walk maybe less than a quarter of a mile through woods overlooking the ocean. Then, there in all its glory is a real Maine lighthouse. We walked all around the property and stopped at the little museum/gift shop. The bright and sunny weather hitting the water helped make the visit a success! Would recommend stopping if ever in this area.
Written September 4, 2021
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,046 contributions
Oct 2021
We stopped here during a day of driving the coast and seeing a few different lighthouses. This one had free parking nearby, and then required a walk of maybe a quarter mile through the trees to the lighthouse area. There's a small gift shop at the base, and some stairs leading up to the light itself. There were a fair number of people around when we visited (a Friday in early October) but with patience I was able to get some nice pictures of both the lighthouse and the surrounding water.

This lighthouse is only a few minutes' drive from the Rockland Breakwater Light, so both can be seen pretty easily, although that one has a much longer walk required to get up close. In my mind, this one is prettier and I'd choose it if I only had time for one of the two.
Written October 11, 2021
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RH0001
Kennebunk, ME263 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
One of the best short trips you'll ever take. Park about a quarter of a mile from the lighthouse and walk through the woods while enjoying spectacular ocean views. Peaceful and thoroughly enjoyable. Go early in the day to avoid crowds, and remember to bring your camera.
Written September 28, 2023
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brewColumbus_Georgia
Columbus, Georgia1,198 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Be prepared to park and walk- it’s not a long haul but it isn’t just park and your there. This day it was crowded and had to wait until you could climb the steps to the top of the hill. It was truly beautiful and worth it all. No charge!
Written August 16, 2021
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MARYANN H
9 contributions
Oct 2021
Easy to get to and nice parking. Dogs are not allowed passed the parking lot into trail. Once you go up the lighthouse the view is beautiful and there are trails down the other side into a beach inlet area. From the beach area you can walk back to to the parking lot. No need to climb back up. very nice stop
Written October 13, 2021
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Christina
Windsor, VA99 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
A quaint lighthouse perched high on a Maine mountainside, Owls Head Light is worth a visit. Located in a state park, leashed dog are allowed to visit but not inside the lighthouse. There is a wooded walk from the parking area to the lighthouse and ramps and 53 easy steps get you to the lighthouse. Once inside there is one turn of stairs and a ladder into the lamp area. The people who staff the light are knowledgeable and friendly. On a clear day, you can see for miles and the staff pointed out Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to the north. It was a great stop in our lighthouse tour.
Written August 28, 2023
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Kevin Y
Phenix City, AL30 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed the hike to the light house. There was a little beach off to the right that we stopped to check out and a larger beach to the left with another short path. The light house was beautiful and the views were gorgeous. This is what you think about when you think New England light houses.
Written September 27, 2021
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amyptucson
Tucson, AZ117 contributions
Aug 2022
Warning to those with wheelchairs or mobility supports: there is a ramp but it is unbelievably steep... "unbelievable" like I can't believe anyone would imagine it would be helpful or safe. It looks like it's a 45-degree slope.

We walked up the many stairs and enjoyed the view, but the lighthouse itself was closed and locked.
Written August 15, 2022
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LovesPhotoOps
Hoover, AL1,044 contributions
Jun 2022
We parked in the gravel lot and walked the short wooded path to the bottom of the stairs leading to the lighthouse. There are great water views all around. Go through the gift shop to see the small museum. No fees for parking or admission. If you like cemeteries, stop for a moment to look at the few old headstones of the Merriman Cemetery on the side of the road leading to the parking lot.
Written June 30, 2022
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