Commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1827, this Maine lighthouse has the Fisherman’s Museum on the first floor in the Keepers House, and there is the possibility of renting the apartment on the second floor. The museum contains artifacts of local maritime history, as well as items from the lighthouse itself. For those who prefer not to climb the tower, there is a second Fresnel lens in the museum.
The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park is located at the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns Bay, in the town of Bristol. The Town of Bristol purchased the park property from the Coast Guard in 1940 with the exception of the light tower. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park is managed by the Bristol Parks Commission. It is the lighthouse on the Maine State Quarter, making it the first lighthouse to be featured on a piece of US currency. Frequently a choice for destination weddings, the rocky cliffs, crashing waves and beautiful grounds are worth the trip down the peninsula.
There is a $2.00/person admission fee. Included in the fee is access to the Fisherman's Museum in the Keeper's House, the Pemaquid Art Gallery, the Learning Center, picnic areas and rest rooms. The Light Tower is an active tower and owned by the US Coast Guard. It is managed by the Friends of Pemaquid Point Light. Entrance to the Tower is included in your admission at no additional cost. It is open weather permitting.
Tickets are good for the full day of your visit. You may leave the Park, return at a later time the same day using the ticket issued at the Gate House for readmission. Group rates are available for tour buses and school group. Contact the Park to make advance reservations.
Photos and in depth descriptions are available on Facebook along with upcoming events at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park throughout the season. https://www.facebook.com/pemaquidlighthouse
Telephone number: 207-677-2492
Physical Address: 3115 Bristol Road New Harbor, ME 04664
Mailing address: Bristol Parks and Recreation P. O. Box 339 Bristol, ME 04539