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Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland

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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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  • We needed something to do on a rainy day and chose this museum and was glad we did. Who knew there was so much scientific history to lighthouses and their components. Would have loved if this museum.....  more »
  • A nice assortment of lighthouse models and informative posters. The posters highlight the history of the light house service and many of the Maine lighthouses. There are vivd descriptions of the...  more »
  • 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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