Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol

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#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Mid Coast Maine
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Bristol holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is one of the best lighthouses anywhere! My grandkids love to climb the rocks away from the edges (with supervision, of course). And, if the waves are crashing, it is a very dramatic place to be!...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite lighthouses to visit in Maine. I love how it sits on a hill with rocks down below that the waves are crashing onto. It is such a great place to take pictures of not only the...  more »
  • The rocks and the waves, the fisherman's museum, and the lighthouse itself are delightful spots in which to reflect on the long history of Maine and the sea.  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!

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