Welcome to the Maine Lighthouse Museum!


The mission of the Maine Lighthouse Museum is to educate the public regarding the long standing traditions, heroism and progress of America's Lighthouse and Lifesaving services and the United States Coast Guard through the conservation and interpretation of the nation's most significant collection of lighthouse and lifesaving artifacts.

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located in Rockland, Maine, the heart of the Midcoast. From sparkling lenses to heartwarming stories of the keepers and their families, the Maine Lighthouse Museum is truly America's lighthouse museum. The museum, home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life-saving and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation is located at One Park Drive in Rockland overlooking Rockland Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Parking is Free at the Trade Winds Motor Inn across the street while you are visiting the museum.


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MEET LOCAL AUTHORS ANGELI PERROW AND KELLY BROOKS BAY AT THE MUSEUM

Meet the Authors, Angeli Perrow and Kelly Brooks Bay - December 2nd from 11 am to 3 pm at the Maine Lighthouse Museum. These two wonderful children's authors will be signing their latest books for you, just in time for Christmas! Parking is Free in the designated area at the Trade Winds Inn across the street while you are at the museum.


“Sea Glass and the Lighthouse by Kelly Brooks Bay is a unique story that artfully wraps you into the landscape of lighthouses, blue sea, and warm sand. The magical allure of a timeless treasure of found sea glass along with one charming black Newfoundland puppy ignites a daring and exciting nighttime event. The writing and illustrations embody the wonder and enchantment of a summer day in a way that will encourage readers of all ages to savor their own beach expeditions.”

"The Haunted Mansion Key" by Angeli Perrow - Staying at an elegant 'summer cottage' by the sea in famous Bar Harbor, Maine should be a fun, carefree vacation. It isn't long though before Mandy, Nick and companions are hot on the trail of a new mystery in this 7th book in the Key Mystery Series. Threatening messages on their bedroom mirror, spooky noises coming from the tower room, and a sinister stranger who follows them when they walk to town make them wonder what on earth is going on. Along with hidden stairways and secret passageways, the children discover a strange room that belonged to a girl who lived in the house at the time of the Great Fire in 1947. The legend is that she came to a tragic end and her ghost still haunts the old mansion. Will one of the keys they find lead them to the answers they seek? The Haunted Mansion Key, a creepy tale that weaves together events of the past and present, will give 8-12 years old delicious shivers down their spines!

LOVE LIGHTHOUSES AND MARITIME HISTORY?

MLM Once you pass through these doors at One Park Drive in Rockland, Maine you will enter the Maine Lighthouse Museum, home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life-saving and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation, founded by the late CWO4 Ken Black.

The mission of the Maine Lighthouse Museum is to educate the public regarding the long standing traditions, heroism and progress of America's Lighthouse and Lifesaving services and the United States Coast Guard through the conservation and interpretation of the nation's most significant collection of lighthouse and lifesaving artifacts.

The museum is now open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Parking is Free in the designated area at the Trade Winds Inn across the street while you are visiting. Rockland is an official Coast Guard City and all members of the U.S. Coast Guard, active and retired are admitted Free.

For more information about the museum, to become a member, make a donation or volunteer, call 207 594-3301 or Like Us on Facebook.



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CONGRATULATIONS TO PETER LEGAGE FOR BEING THE WINNER OF THE BEAUTIFUL 3'X4' PHOTO ON CANVAS OF THE FIRST ORDER FRESNEL LENS AT THE UMPQUA RIVER LIGHTHOUSE IN OREGON

This beautiful photo was donated by Ron & MJ Foster, friends and supporters of the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make the raffle a success!


BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS BY MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER BMC STAN METCALF FOR SALE TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM


   



Latest Reviews from TripAdvisor

"Great little Museum."
June, 2017
Reviewed by Mainelytravel
As someone who is a docent at a lighthouse in So Maine I was totally impressed with this facility. Even for someone who only has casual interest in Lighthouses this is great stop.I think they have done an exemplary job of putting forth information on all aspects of the lighthouse history and its way of life.

"lighthouse history"
June 2017
Reviewed by tmr1885
There is lots of information, some amazing artifacts and it's quite charming how they are displayed and explained. Also very friendly and helpful staff.

"Very interesting"
Apr 28, 2017
Reviewed by Karen HV
We enjoyed the history packed museum and learned a lot about the different types of Fresnel lenses used in lighthouses.



ken blackWe are graciously asking that businesses and individuals consider making a pledge of support to the museum. A pledge may be a one-time gift, or the gift can be scheduled to be paid out over a period of time. Informational packets are available to interested organizations and people who would like to gain a more in-depth understanding of the hard work and achievements that have occurred at MLM. We truly are "America's Lighthouse Destination," and we need the financial support of many, both locally and nationally, to remain the caretakers of the largest and most significant public collection of lighthouse artifacts in the United States. A pledge form can be downloaded on the website, and Dot Black, Interim Director, would be happy to answer any questions regarding how your contributed funds will be put to work. As a non-profit, any and all contributions to the Maine Lighthouse Museum are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

You may donate, join the museum and/or make a pledge online on our website at www.mainelighthousemuseum.org. For more information you may call Museum Director Dot Black at 207 975-9690 or call the museum at 207 594-3301 and leave a message.


Museum Rentals

The museum rooms are available for rental for holiday parties for businesses, organizations and everyone. Rooms are available for 20-150 people and can include tours and presentations. Entertain in a unique setting that will light up the event.





Newly Designed Gift Shop
now open for business.


Join the Maine Lighthouse Museum Today!

We are excited to announce that you can now join or renew your membership to the Maine Lighthouse Museum online! Click here for details and membership benefits!

Call the Maine Lighthouse Museum at 207-594-3301 for more information.


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers
 

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is always looking for new volunteers and docents to help with the day to day operation of the museum. We especially need some volunteers to help set up new exhibits in the museum. Even if you can only spare a few hours once or twice a week your help will be greatly appreciated! Please call 207 594-3301 for more information. You will be helping us keep Ken Black's dream alive and at the same time you will be preserving our maritme heritage for future generations to enjoy.



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