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Lighthouse Tours and Visits

Lighthouse Tours and Visits
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by in Jul 2009
Aquinnah Light, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Photo/Art by Judith Secco
Aquinnah Light, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

An asterisk (*) designates tower or house interior open for tours. The grounds of many other lighthouses (though not all) are open to visitors. Call or visit website for seasonal schedules and admission fees.

MAINE

Cape Elizabeth Light
Cape Elizabeth
207-594-4174
lighthousefoundation.org
maine.gov/doc/parks

Portland Head Light*
Fort Williams Park
Cape Elizabeth
207-799-2661
portlandheadlight.com

Monhegan Island Light *
Muscongus Bay
207-596-7003
monheganmuseum.org

Mount Desert Rock Light
Gulf of Maine
207-288-5015
coa.edu/html/alliedwhale.htm

Portland Breakwater Light
South Portland Harbor
207-767-7650
southportland.org

Boon Island Light
Gulf of Maine/York Harbor
207-594-4174
lighthousefoundation.org

Seguin Island Light *
Gulf of Maine, off Popham
207-443-4808
seguinisland.org

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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3 Responses to Lighthouse Tours and Visits

  1. Andrea Martin July 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Portland Head Light is where my grandmother was born and grew up. Her brother and other relatives were lighthouse keepers from the 1600’s on. She taught school in Southport until she married my grandfather and moved to MA for his dental practice but they kept a cottage in Southport for many years. I have been exchanging information with the Historical Commission in Augusta. The photo of the lighthouse which I have never seen but would love is, is beautiful! Thank you.

  2. David McCurdy July 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    I want to mention Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport RI. If you are in Newport Rhode Island catch the ferry from Fort Adams or Jamestown for a visit 10 AM-4 PM for tours. The lighthouse has two rooms for rent downstairs for overnight. One can also stay for a week upstairs. Visit http://www.roseisland.org for more info. Sorry about the commercial plug I just would hate for people to miss out.

  3. Jeremy D'Entremont July 20, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    Nice feature, but I was disappointed to see that Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire, wasn’t included. Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse has about 30 open house dates this season, along with other events. See http://www.portsmouthharborlighthouse.org.

    (Also, a technical note — these pages are a mess on my system — the banner ads overlap the content and make it very hard to read. I’m using Firefox 3.0.11 on a Mac.)

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