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“Excellent Museum”

Maine Lighthouse Museum
Ranked #4 of 43 things to do in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The museum has everything you want to know about lighthouses. The staff was extremely helpful and informative. We spent over an hour there.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We toured this small 2-room museum while visiting the Rockland Lobster Festival and it was worth the stop. Admission is $5/adult to read lighthouse stories, see various lenses, work items, personal photos, and re-creations of lighthouses from Maine and beyond. This was a nice exhibit that included a gift shop with books and Maine made crafts.

If you find it hard to locate, they are within the Chamber of Commerce.

Thank aaronmhuotari
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

You can see this museum in an hour, unless you've spent a lot of time on the water. Then it really GRABS YOU! It brings home just how valiant the keepers were, how sacrificing and how great a contribution they made to the safety of commerce. I loved the displays of the graduated sizes of the lenses. Also of the lifeboats and means of rescuing the sailors from ships in trouble. And the gift shop..... I'm still thinking about a necklace I saw in there. Good place to pick up brochures of attractions and restaurants in the area.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I have always known that Lighthouses played an important role in the safety of ships coming and going out onto the high seas. The people who manned lighthouses were the equivalent to Air Traffic Controllers. I didn't know that at one time there were 12 Lighthouse Districts and that there was a Lighthouse Service that would eventually merge with the US Coast Guard right before the United States declared war on Japan. Without Lighthouses our nations security on the high seas never would have been secure. Thanks to all those men and women who risked their lives to make sure that everyone coming and going on the high seas were always safe.

Kirk & Amanda Monroe

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

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.

3  Thank 34AnneK34
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