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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol

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Commissioned by President John Quincy Adams in 1827, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was the first structure of its kind to be featured on American currency. The keeper's house serves as a museum exhibiting artifacts related to the area's maritime history. Plan your Pemaquid Point Lighthouse visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bristol using our Bristol tour planner.
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  • In addition to the surrounding educational buildings - Fishermen's Museum & Art Gallery, you can go to the top of an in-use lighthouse. There are very knowledgeable people staffing the buildings that ...  more »
  • I learned a lot about lighthouses in Maine. There was some kid-friendly stuff and a lot of history here. You can actually go up in the lighthouse, which makes for taking some great pictures. Not givin...  more »
  • You can walk to the top of the lighthouse (just a simple spiral staircase but then also a ladder to climb at the end) and it has some really beautiful views of the water. The lighthouse volunteer was ...  more »
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  • This is a quiet and very Gorgeous coastal point! So much to see on a short break of land. Well kept with tables to sit and have a picnic lunch (next door is a restaurant/cafe that looks elegant but unassuming ... if you prefer and a great view from the dining room). The small museum is packed with lobstering history. Two other structures to see. The light house is Climbable for the individual above 48 inches tall, capable of going up a ladder and free of vertigo. I'm fearful of heights but this proved very doable. The woman who saw us going on the wait to climb to the top of the light (5 at a time) was full of great stories and historical trivia. We loved this sweet spot!
  • Absolutely breathtaking. My best friend got married here. One of the most beautiful places we've been. The lighthouse tour is constant with a line but we'll worth the wait. Amazing views. We loved hearing the history of the lighthouse.
  • My grandparents always used to bring me here in the summer so I could climb on the rocks. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit again yesterday. The grounds are gorgeous, and the people volunteering in the museum are so friendly. We even saw a whale breaching! Can't wait to make it back again.
  • I could watch the sea wash over the rocks forever. Climb up into the tower and look at the lens. Turn and look out at the rocks and surf. Feel yourself getting grounded, and realize your inner peace.
  • Beautiful gardens and views. Walk along the rocks to the ocean and bring a picnic lunch. Gorgeous!