We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Maine Lighthouse Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Park Dr, Rockland, ME 04841-3437
Phone Number: 12075943301
Website
Tuesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 153 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
This is worth the stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
RKAustin
,
Austin, Texas
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 152: English reviews
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
402 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Helpful?
Thank RKAustin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

Helpful?
Thank Patricia Y
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank jacquebowman
South Florida, Florida
Level Contributor
221 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank Bob F
Charlton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank NancyJW169
Artesia, New Mexico
Level Contributor
154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank NMandBeyond
Wimberley, Texas
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank texascinzia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice small lighthouse museum learned quite a bit good way to spend an hour. All lighthouses shown lights and lenses and all about Keep the lights on Abbie!!!

Helpful?
Thank Janet M
Savannah, GA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't tour coastal Maine and not notice all the lighthouses. Here's your chance to learn all about the 70+ Maine lighthouses. See the largest collection of fresnel lenses in Maine. This is worth the time.

Helpful?
Thank dencus
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views of the lighthouse and ocean. The grounds were rustic as well as pristine. You'll be glad you saw this serene Maine view.

Helpful?
Thank Zeigat

Travelers who viewed Maine Lighthouse Museum also viewed

Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
 
Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
 

Been to Maine Lighthouse Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Maine Lighthouse Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Maine Lighthouse Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?