Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol

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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  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is gorgeous. I didn’t want to leave. I was there right before the sun set, so the lighting was beautiful. I took so many pictures because every step I took presented another....  more »
  • This lighthouse made us smile. It is located on grounds that a Midwesterner and probably everyone’s mouth drops due to it’s beautiful vistas. The lighthouse is the one minted on the Maine quarter...  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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