Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol

Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
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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  • It matters not the weather. This location and it's surf-beaten ledges never cease to amaze and fasten the beholder in it's grip of wondrous angry power or more gentle mesmerizing waves. If it's...  more »
  • Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 restrictions, going to the top of the lighthouse (commissioned by John Adams in 1827) was not permitted, The keeper’s house is now the Fishermen’s Museum. We asked.....  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places. If you're nearby, go, but do so at low tide so you can see the rocks sticking up out of the water. Be careful if you choose to climb out on the rocks as I did. Some people have gotten caught by the tide or pulled off the rocks by the sea never to be heard from again.
  • Beautiful lighthouse and facilities perched on a long outcropping of multicolored granite that slopes gently to the sea. Flower beds greet you as you get out of your car. Wonderful sight for photographers. Saw loons and other waterfowl, as well as a seal there. Lobster boat also came near. Loved watching the waves crash on and then over the rocks with the rising tide. Also has nice shaded spot to take in the beauty of the rocks and ocean.

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