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Lighthouse Tours and Visits

by in Jul 2009
Lighthouse Tours and Visits
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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.


Cape Elizabeth Light
Cape Elizabeth

Portland Head Light*
Fort Williams Park
Cape Elizabeth

Monhegan Island Light *
Muscongus Bay

Mount Desert Rock Light
Gulf of Maine

Portland Breakwater Light
South Portland Harbor

Boon Island Light
Gulf of Maine/York Harbor

Seguin Island Light *
Gulf of Maine, off Popham

Marshall Point Light *
Port Clyde

Goat Island Light
Cape Porpoise Harbor

Wood Island Light *
Wood Island Harbor, off Biddeford Pool

Two Bush Island Light
Two Bush Channel, off St. George

Petit Manan Light
Petit Manan Island

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.

Updated Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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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 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

    (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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