Check Out These 22 Historic Maine Lighthouses for Free on Saturday
There's a lot of iconic pieces of imagery that exemplify Maine, including the lighthouse.
In fact, there's nearly 60 of them in the state, according to VisitMaine.net, each standing tall along the water with their own separate histories and aspects that make them unique.
And on Saturday, September 14, you can get the chance to visit 22 of them for FREE.
The American Lighthouse Foundation even states that you'll be able to check some lighthouses out that aren't typically open to the public. Talk about a pretty sweet deal to be able to sneak a peek!
Maine’s 10th annual Open Lighthouse Day is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, and the event reportedly draws between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors, according to the American Lighthouse Foundation. So expect plenty of people making their way to these iconic landmarks.
These are the lighthouses participating in the event, and they will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted:
- Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse - Bass Harbor, Mount Desert Island
- Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse - Swan's Island (offshore)
- Burnt Island Lighthouse - Boothbay Harbor (offshore) *9 a.m. to noon
- Curtis Island Lighthouse - Camden Harbor (offshore)
- Doubling Point Lighthouse - Arrowsic
- Dyce Head Lighthouse - Castine
- Fort Point Lighthouse - Stockton Springs
- Goat Island Lighthouse - Cape Porpoise (offshore)
- Grindle Point Lighthouse - Islesboro (offshore)
- Marshall Point Lighthouse - Port Clyde
- Monhegan Island Lighthouse - Monhegan Island *11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Moose Peak Lighthouse - Mistake Island (offshore)
- Owls Head Lighthouse - Owls Head
- Pemaquid Point Lighthouse - Bristol
- Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light) - South Portland
- Portland Head Lighthouse - Cape Elizabeth
- Seguin Island Lighthouse - Popham Beach (offshore)
- Spring Point Lighthouse - South Portland
- Squirrel Point Light - Arrowsic *10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- West Quoddy Head Lighthouse - Lubec *11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Whitehead Lighthouse - Whiteland Island (offshore) *1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Wood Island Lighthouse - Biddeford Pool (offshore)
For more information on the lighthouses, check here.
What better way to spend a Saturday than getting to see inside and outside these classic Maine staples, right?