Maine Lighthouse Museum
Address: One Park Drive, Rockland, ME 04841
Latitude/Longitude: 44.102905, -69.107077
Web site: click here
Phone: (207) 594-3301
Rockland, Maine is home to the Maine Lighthouse Museum which features the largest collection of lighthouse lenses and artifacts in the United States. This museum is packed with interactive displays and lighthouse trivia about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers that even a non-lighthouse aficionado will love.
Learn how the smallest of lights can be made to be seen in the worst of weather conditions and all generations of Fresnel lights. Locally known as the museum that Ken Black built, Rockland has fought hard to keep this national treasure here in Maine much like Ken did to save and preserve this remarkable collection.
From Memorial Day through the end of October, the museum is open seven days a week. Monday through Friday it is open from 9am – 5pm and 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Winter hours vary so best to call ahead. There is a small gift shop on premise to purchase calendars, books and other assorted lighthouse gifts.
From the Author: This museum is truly a gem! Allow about an hour to tour through the exhibits. There are many interactive exhibits and just great information on how a small light can be made to be seen in the worst of weather conditions and stories of lighthouses and their keepers. To enhance your visit, ask at the front desk if there is a volunteer on premise who would offer a tour of the museum. One of the many dedicated volunteers is actually the daughter of a lighthouse keeper. Be sure to check out the mosaic design on the floor when you enter the building as it is actually a map of Maine that marks the location of all 71 of the state’s lighthouses. Before you leave, step outside onto the balcony of the Museum for a great view of Rockland's Breakwater Lighthouse.
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