Maine Open Lighthouse Day

It doesn't get more Maine than this event, which will be happening on Saturday, September 9.

It's the annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day here in this great state. It's a day where several lighthouses across Maine have open access to the public.

Over the years, this holiday for lighthouse lovers has been tremendously popular. According to the American Lighthouse Foundation, Maine Open Lighthouse Day averages around 15,000 to 18,000 enthusiasts every year.

This is a rare opportunity, considering many of these lighthouses open sporadically or just on this day. The American Lighthouse Foundation adds that it's a great opportunity not just for the climb, but to also learn more about the history of these legendary lights.

Maine's Participating Lighthouses

The lighthouses can be found up and down the coast, giving plenty of options for Mainers and tourists alike. Popular lighthouses such as Portland Head Light, West Quoddy, and Pemaquid are participating. Plus, many offshore ones will be available for those who like a bit more of a challenge to get there. The Maine Maritime Museum and Maine Lighthouse Museum will also be participating in the event.

This year's event goes from 9am-3pm. However, some of the lighthouses will have different hours. You can find out more information here. The complete list of lighthouses participating can be found below.

You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to discover some of Maine's most iconic history. Have fun exploring this weekend.

Look at the 20 Lighthouses Participating in This Year's Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Here are the 20 lighthouses that will be participating to some degree on Maine Open Lighthouse Day. The special event is on Saturday, September 9th. It begins at 9a unless noted otherwise. More details can be found here.

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