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Maine Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 1 Park Dr, Rockland, ME 04841-3437
Phone Number: +1 207-594-3301
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Lighthouses are always nice for a quick stop. We thought this one was very "cute" (as my wife says) and it is in really good shape. The caretakers obviously take great pride in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lighthouses are always nice for a quick stop. We thought this one was very "cute" (as my wife says) and it is in really good shape. The caretakers obviously take great pride in it. Beautiful views and our dog loved wandering the area.

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a short stop on our tour. We only had 45 minutes here, but given the amazing and vast collection, another 30 minutes would have been welcomed! It is chocked full of so much info, displays, memorabilia and personal stories that you really could spend hours taking it all in! It’s a fantastic place for lighthouse lovers and if... More 

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Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to stop and take a break if you are driving the coast or are just interested in Maritime items. Very nice museum. Enough information to be interesting. Takes maybe 1/2 hour (depending on your pace), to go through. Worth the stop.

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Dallas, Tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was an interesting stop. I love lighthouses and this was full of information about how they work, the people who worked I them for the past hundred years, and it was a great opportunity to learn about fresnel lenses. Small gift shop as worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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 30 September 2016

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

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 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 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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.

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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.

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