Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Port Clyde

4.8
#4 of 16 in Museums in Mid Coast Maine
Open weekends in May from 1:00 - 5:00

Open daily Memorial Day through Columbus Day

(Sunday-Friday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm). Free Admission!

The lighthouse grounds are open from dawn to dusk. Pets are welcome on the grounds (not the museum) and must be leashed. Owners must pick up after their pets. There are no trash receptacles on the grounds. Port-a-potties are available from May through mid-October.
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  • The small museum is near a somewhat isolated 159-year-old lighthouse, which makes it less crowded with tourists, especially in the spring and late fall. The museum itself is dependent on donations, wi...  more »
  • Love visiting all the light houses in the area..they always seem to offer a good view and photo op. Not much to do here except to stop and enjoy the scenery. Nice little addition to our trip.  more »
  • We had a great time riding out to this Lighthouse. It's definitely a drive off the main highway especially with the "detour" due to road work. It was still definitely worth going. Picturesque scenery ...  more »
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  • It's a bit of a hike out here but it's worth the drive. This little lighthouse is adorable and the view is gorgeous. We missed the opening hours for the little museum but the experience of just being here was enough. Two small parking lots for adequate parking but the road getting there was too narrow for two way traffic so be careful if you have a large vehicle.
  • This is the lighthouse from Forrest Gump!The grounds are well-groomed and charming. Very pretty. The museum is a great spot for picking up information about lobstering, lighthouses, and local history. The gift shop even has a nice little selection of items to remember your visit by. I also recommend taking a quiet moment at the fishermen's memorial in consideration for those lost at sea.
  • Marshall Point Lighthouse is located in the fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine, approximately 35 minutes from the beautiful harbor town of Rockland, Maine. As mentioned by another reviewer, the road going into the lighthouse grounds is VERY narrow so proceed courteously and with caution. There is a generous amount of free parking available very close to the lighthouse with its modest museum/gift shop. The views are spectacular. On-site are a few picnic tables. On October 10, 1993, Marshall Point Lighthouse was featured in the film "Forrest Gump" as he made his run across the USA. The light is now automated and the 31 feet tall tower is open to climbers from time to time.
  • This is a great spot to stop for a picnic or just to take in the view. The museum here is small but has a lot of interesting information and photos.
  • Museum and shop were closed when we got there. Although they were pretty small. Great scenery. Cool lighthouse.

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