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Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland

Categories: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It was a rainy morning so we stopped in here, and so glad we did. After seeing many lighthouses along the coast we found the displays and information to be very, very interesting. The way the light cr...  read more »
  • Very interesting, especially enjoyed talking with a former member of the Coast guard. Beautiful display of fresnel lenses. 
  • Easy to find museum located in the same building as the Chamber of Commerce. The front part seemed like there wasn't going to be much to see then the back room opens up with an incredible number of li...  read more »
  • 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...
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