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Maine Lighthouse Museum

1 Park Dr, Rockland, ME 04841-3437
+1 207-594-3301
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Once seeing West Quoddy Head Lighthouse it will always remain in your memory.

Our family grew up USCG and my Dad was grou commander of the lighthouse in this part of Maine so we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barbara K
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Fort Myers, Florida
Nice gift shoo

Was so convient, rather than running around looking for what to do ideas plenty of information in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
connie m
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  • Average7%
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1 Park Dr, Rockland, ME 04841-3437
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+1 207-594-3301
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family grew up USCG and my Dad was grou commander of the lighthouse in this part of Maine so we spent time at W. Quoddy. We have a mini family reunion up there most summers even though we all live far away from Main....More

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PFCMa, Public Relations Manager at Maine Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hope you get a chance to visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. The museum is home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life-saving and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was so convient, rather than running around looking for what to do ideas plenty of information in this bkdg. Didn't visit actual museum, but sure it would get 4 stars also.

Thank connie m
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PFCMa, Public Relations Manager at Maine Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Hope you will return and visit the museum when you do! The museum is home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life-saving and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun little walk to the iconic lighthouse that was featured in Forest Gump. Beautiful scene outside and cute historical museum inside.

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum to visit. Gives history of light houses, light house keepers and exhibits of the lights, fog horns and items used in the keepers residences

Thank RD03875
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend an hour looking through this quaint museum. So much info about lighthouse keepers, including a nice section about women keepers. Great to take children to get a good understanding of the history of lighthouses

Thank Deena K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your trip back in time in understanding what a lightkeeper lives through starts at the view of the rough coastline the keeper lives on.

Thank Jfrapp
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Very well done. Beautiful setting with viewing deck. Close to downtown and harbor. Learned a lot about lighthouses and got lucky with a guided tour done by a very knowledgeable native.

Thank Nell S
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PFCMa, Public Relations Manager at Maine Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Glad that you enjoyed your visit! Please come back again and tell your friends about us!

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

A small museum big on information surrounding lighthouses, keeping, and its history, not just in Maine but in the US and abroad. It’s a worthwhile way to spend an hour or 2.

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PFCMa, Public Relations Manager at Maine Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Please tell your friends about us!

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

This is an amazing collection that is very interesting. Liked seeing the science of how the light in the lighthouses work. Was fascinating to read about Stephen Pleasanton, the first national person over the lighthouses in the country since he had saved the Declaration of...More

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PFCMa, Public Relations Manager at Maine Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review the museum! Glad that you enjoyed your visit! Please consider joining the museum and tell your friends about our collection.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

I wouldn’t have visited this museum on my own, but my friend suggested it. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about the Maine lighthouses. If you have an interest in lighthouses, I recommend a visit.

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PFCMa, Public Relations Manager at Maine Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Please tell your friends about us. You may consider becoming a member of the museum, memberships start at just $25, each with it's own benefits.

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mjb1127
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It all depends on your interest in lighthouses and their keepers. Some might spend an hour and others could spend a lot longer. We also have thousands of unique and beautiful gifts in the Lighthouse Gift Shop at the museum... More
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Tony B. Sorry for the confusion, my comments were not directed to you but were meant for the people in charge of Trip Advisor. We have tried to update the information they are giving out with no success. We do know that... More
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