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Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland
(4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Maine Lighthouse Museum boasts the United States' largest collection of Fresnel lighthouse lenses and artifacts, as well as Coast Guard memorabilia. Any traveler interested in lighthouses or maritime history will love browsing the lamps, foghorns, uniforms, and more. Watch an educational film on the history of these beacons, learn about their names' origins, and gain an appreciation for the all-important role of lighthouse keepers before the buildings became automated. Pick up a souvenir in the gift shop, which sells books with more lighthouse history. Use our Rockland vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Maine Lighthouse Museum and other attractions in Rockland.
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  • 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 yo...  more »
  • Located in the building of the Chamber of Commerce, this small museum tells the story of several lighthouses, there are many pictures and objects. I can meet you in just over 1 hour.
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  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Very nice museum. A lot of navigational aid and Coast Guard history and artifacts. Lenses were amazing!
  • Great exhibits and artifacts. I loved coming through the museum. The tour guide was a bit clingy though.
  • I'm sure it's got interesting info but it's just a small museum at the back of the town's Chamber of Commerce. The place is run by elderly people and they're usually busy talking rather than manning the place. You do need to pay an admission fee. The sign says to wait at the gift shop counter so I waited. I left when I realized that I was being ignored. I wish I didn't make the trip here but in retrospect, the scenery and drive over was worth the disappointment. If I had time, I would've done the Lighthouse Trail instead and completely skipped this.
  • I love this museum! I go there every time I visit Maine!
  • Im begining to really love this map ap lol! Shpuld be more live via satelite tho...