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Maine Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 1 Park Dr, Rockland, ME 04841-3437
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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Lighthouse Museum

Very informative with wonderful presentations and displays. I would highly recommend this museum to Lighthouse enthusiasts.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Marilyn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative with wonderful presentations and displays. I would highly recommend this museum to Lighthouse enthusiasts.

Thank Marilyn B
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a rainy morning so we stopped in here, and so glad we did. After seeing many lighthouses along the coast we found the displays and information to be very, very interesting. The way the light crystals are displayed with small light bulbs in them but cast bright light helps you understand how the lights work. Nice little gift... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting, especially enjoyed talking with a former member of the Coast guard. Beautiful display of fresnel lenses.

Thank Scott D
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find museum located in the same building as the Chamber of Commerce. The front part seemed like there wasn't going to be much to see then the back room opens up with an incredible number of lighthouse items, fascinating! Nice location near the harbor and not too expensive. Street parking nearby was easy. I'd plan on about an... More 

Thank RKAustin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took a walk down Main Street. Every restaurant was extremely busy. Returned to Trade Winds and ate at the Eclipse. Food was good, had to ask for napkins,silverware, cream,sugar, since I had ribs hands were sticky and had to ask for wetwipes. Food service was quick.

Thank Patricia Y
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is well thought out with a lot of information and exhibits in a small space. Easy to access and very educational. A great experience for a very low cost.

Thank jacquebowman
South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The museum was more interesting than I thought it would be. We spent about a hour and I would have spent more time if I had time. Never thought much about lighthouses prior to visiting the museum.

Thank Bob F
Charlton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My husband and I visited this museum. I am a lighthouse fanatic, my husband less so, but we both enjoyed the visit very much. The fresnel lens exhibit is impressive, as are all the large, detailed, hand made, scale models of Maine lighthouses. There are great exhibits for many famous New England light keepers such as Abbie Burgess and Connie... More 

Thank NancyJW169
Artesia, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Until I visited the Maine Lighthouse Museum I had no idea just how complicated it was to keep the lights on especially during the early days of lighthouses. My only complaint would be that a few more of the displays were fully functional I felt like there should have been at least one rotating Beacon among the displays and there... More 

Thank NMandBeyond
Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Be sure to stop at this interesting museum if you like light houses. A good place for a group tour. Friendly staff.

Thank texascinzia

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