Exhibits

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in lighthouses and American maritime history! From sparkling lenses to heartwarming stories of the keepers and families the Maine Lighthouse Museum is America's lighthouse museum & home to the largest collection of lighthouse artifacts and mementoes. Additional exhibits highlight stories of valor while paying tribute to the United States Coast Guard and United States Life-Saving Services, while others shed light on the lady lightkeepers.

A painting of Maine Lighthouse Museum Founder Ken Black
Photo by Paul Conlin

A painting of Maine Lighthouse Museum
Founder Ken Black

Flag:
Photo by Paul Conlin

The Flag of the United States Secretary of Commerce

A Fourth Order Fresnel Lens
Photo by Paul Conlin

A Fourth Order Fresnel Lens

peapod
Photo by Paul Conlin

A Peapod used by lightkeepers at offshore
lights to go ashore for supplies

Coast Guard medals
Photo by Paul Conlin

A collection of Ken Black's Coast Guard Medals

fresnel
Photo by Paul Conlin

A Second Order Fresnel Lens

Foghorns
Photo by Paul Conlin

A collection of Foghorns

peapod
Photo by Paul Conlin

A United States Lighthouse Service Flag

Foghorns
Photo by Paul Conlin

A collection of Lighthouse Lenses

Lightship Artifacts
Photo by Paul Conlin

Lightship Artifacts and Photos

Featured Lighthouse Organizations
The Maine Lighthouse Museum allows exhibit space for different organizations that aide in the preservation of specific lighthouses around the country. These displays are an ongoing effort by MLM.

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The Maine Lighthouse Museum's collection was founded by Ken Black in 1968 and grew to what it is today thanks to Ken's efforts and loaned artifacts from the United States Coast Guard. In April 2007, the American Lighthouse Foundation added its collection from the organization's Museum of Lighthouse History.

To learn more about visiting the Maine Lighthouse Museum click Visitor Info or to learn more about how you can join as a member of the Maine Lighthouse Museum click Get Involved!.