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.


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, life­saving, and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation, founded by the late CWO4, Ken Black.

Our Summer hours at the museum begin after Memorial Day. Now open Daily 10-4, until the end of October. We will then be open until Christmas with limited hours. The museum is closed in January & February and re-opens sometime in the Spring being open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, children 12 and under are free with an adult. Rockland is an official Coast Guard City and all members of the U.S. Coast Guard, active and retired are admitted Free.

Please call ahead for more information 207 594-3301 or email us at mainelighthousemuseum@gmail.com

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This year and last have proven to be challenging times to the ongoing growth of our nation’s lighthouse preservation and education efforts, and at the center of this history in the making is the Maine Lighthouse Museum and You. Many of our exhibits have improved and continue to be developed. Rockland is an official Coast Guard City which brings even more interest in our exhibits. Exciting news this year as we have welcomed the Park Street Grille into our building. Entrance to the museum is by the door on the right as you face the building. We have lots of new, beautiful items in the Lighthouse Gift Shop, many made locally in Maine.

We are proud and grateful to continue serving as “keepers” of our nation’s largest lighthouse museum – a priceless collection of mementoes that pay tribute to America’s lighthouse heritage and the men, women and children who dedicated their lives to sending out the light. However, we simply cannot fulfill our mission without Your support. Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to ask you to continue your vigilant watch over America’s lighthouse heritage by renewing your membership to the Maine Lighthouse Museum TODAY! Your ongoing support, especially needed in this unsteady economy in the middle of a global pandemic, helps ensure that together we are able to conserve and interpret the Maine Lighthouse Museum’s incredible collection of Fresnel lenses, artifacts, books, and vintage images for future generations.

The Maine Lighthouse Museum’s soul might be the amazing artifact collection that beams forth from the CWO Kenneth Black Exhibition Hall but members like you are the true heart of our efforts! We thank you for your dedication and look forward to renewing your membership to the Maine Lighthouse Museum this year. On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors of MLM, my heartfelt thanks, Be neighborly!

Dot Black
“Mrs. Lighthouse”
Interim Director MLM