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Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland

4.5
#4 of 30 in Things to do in Rockland
Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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. Arrange your visit to Maine Lighthouse Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rockland using our Rockland trip planner.
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  • This one does not disappoint, small but just looking at the old glass housings and the way the light plays through them is always so beautiful  more »
  • Detailed displays of light technology, fog horns, lighthouse locations, purpose and life. Interesting for a range of ages. Parking available nearby. Several maps and models of the Maine lighthouses.  more »
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  • Fascinating museum, could benefit from a student discount and some more interactive exhibits.
  • Very nice museum. Learned a lot of good history

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