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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol

#2 of 27 in Historic Sites in Mid Coast Maine
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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  • There is a reason so many people make the trip to this quiet part of Maine to visit this light. It is so classically a light house, it makes you think all lighthouses should look like this. Wander.....  more »
  • Beautiful drive to point. Lighthouse was not accessible but grounds were fantastic. Rocky slope to water, rocks looked like they were from another world. The waves crashing on rocks was...  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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