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Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland

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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 enjoyed this museum very much. The exhibits are all in one large room but there is a lot to see. We spent 1.5 hours there. They have a lot of artifacts such as lights and lenses; historical... 
    We enjoyed this museum very much. The exhibits are all in one large room but there is a lot to see. We spent 1.5 hours there. They have a lot of artifacts such as lights and lenses; historical...  more »
  • To learn and appreciate nautical history. This museum is so much information perfectly displayed. You start w one single glass pane and you graduate thru nautical miles of history. I learned a... 
    To learn and appreciate nautical history. This museum is so much information perfectly displayed. You start w one single glass pane and you graduate thru nautical miles of history. I learned a...  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you enjoy lighthouses and the history that surrounds them. Entrance fee is low. (I think it was $8 for seniors.) Plan to spend at least 45 minutes in there. We were there for 1.5 hours. 👍👍
  • Awesome historical and mechanical information under one roof. Interesting to see how and why the lighthouses work. Lots of gifts as well.

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