Maine Lighthouse Museum
Maine Lighthouse Museum
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LovesPhotoOps
Hoover, AL984 contributions
We enjoyed this museum very much. The exhibits are all in one large room but there is a lot to see. We spent 1.5 hours there. They have a lot of artifacts such as lights and lenses; historical photos; and some large models of certain Maine lighthouses. They have good explanations posted with most items telling how they were used. Some of the descriptions told details about the duties and daily lives of the lighthouse keepers. There are restrooms by the entrance, and a nice gift shop as you exit. Admission was $10, less for seniors.
Written July 1, 2022
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eatbread
Lakeland, TN2,934 contributions
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Nice museum showing the history of lighthouses along with some historic relics of the past. Very clean, well organized, with a pleasant staff and nice gift shop. Worth spending a couple hours.
Written July 5, 2021
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Bob
Merrimack, NH375 contributions
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To learn and appreciate nautical history. This museum is so much information perfectly displayed. You start w one single glass pane and you graduate thru nautical miles of history. I learned a great deal. Take the time, only a few blocks from Farnsworth. Enjoy the magnificent lighthouse displays.
Written December 17, 2021
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RobertMass013
Ashfield, MA67 contributions
A nice assortment of lighthouse models and informative posters. The posters highlight the history of the light house service and many of the Maine lighthouses. There are vivd descriptions of the hardships and heroism associated with keeping the lights on.
Written September 1, 2021
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B_BGnome
Cleveland< Ohio7 contributions
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We needed something to do on a rainy day and chose this museum and was glad we did. Who knew there was so much scientific history to lighthouses and their components. Would have loved if this museum was open until 5:00 PM. As is the case with much of Camden/Rockport/Rockland, restaurants, stores, and museums seem to close early, even during tourist season.

Gove yourself at least an hour to take everything in.
Written September 10, 2021
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SGX457
San Francisco, CA23 contributions
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The museum has a lot of information and great items from the past. There are 3-5 friendly people there to explain everything to you. There are two educational films you absolutely cannot miss. One is on how the technology worked in those days and the other one is a documentary on the 70 lighthouses of Maine and the people who worked in them. I will never ever forget it.
Written June 16, 2016
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BullyLover2
Darnestown, MD285 contributions
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We are not lovers of Lighthouses but certainly like to visit them and learn their stories and history. This museum has stories to tell. You learn about Maine Lighthouses as well as Lighthouses in general. You learn the history and reasons for their existence. You learn the evolution of the lighting system. I was particularly interested in the stories of the women who maintained Lighthouses. The museum isn't fancy or modern but it certainly has a information to share in a very enjoyable manner. If you are in or near Rockland please make time to stop by.
Written September 14, 2015
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34AnneK34
Willingboro, NJ134 contributions
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The Lighthouse Museum is a cute and informative museum in Rockland. If you like lighthouses, it's worth a stop. However, if it's not really your thing, it'll be a bit of lighthouse overload.

Also in the same building is the Chamber of Commerce with lots of great brochures on other things to see and eat in the area.
Written July 25, 2014
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Stevied888
Riverview, FL672 contributions
As a general museum some might find this boring but for someone intot he detaila nd history of lighthouses the collection is spectacular and a great gift shop also.
Written March 1, 2009
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Disneybus
Pittsgrove, NJ732 contributions
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This is a great collection of light house artifacts, which tell of the history, and often heroic story, of our lighthouses. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is our country's home to the largest collection of lighthouse mementos Exhibits highlight stories of valor while paying tribute to the Coast Guard and light keepers. As novices about lighthouses, we toured for a little over an hour before we watched a video detailing the history of many Maine lighthouses. If you are a history buff, or consider yourself a lighthouse technician, this museum is definitely a must stop, as a curious traveler it's a new lesson. A worthwhile stop.
Written September 29, 2015
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