Best Lighthouses to Visit on the East Coast
Lighthouses have a draw to them for many people and the East Cost has a plethora available to visit on any day trip or longer road trip adventure you may find yourself on. Here you'll find the most iconic and majestic East Coast Lighthouses with information on visiting and history of the lighthouses. Whether you're looking for a summer getaway to Cape Cod, a Maine trip to see the fall colors, or are headed to the Outer Banks, there's guaranteed to be a lighthouse nearby that guides and protects.
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Marshall Point Lighthouse | Port Clyde, Maine
Marshall Point Lighthouse is steeped in history and is very accessible for families that may be traveling to the East Coast with children. While the lighthouse is active, it is not open to the public. However, it's beautiful to see and visiting the Port Clyde and Camden area or Maine is always a treat. Other lighthouses in the area to visit are Brown's Head Lighthouse, Goose Rocks Lighthouse, and Indian Island Lighthouse, and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse was featured in the movie Forrest Gump.
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Portland Head Lighthouse sits on the shores of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This is a spectacular lighthouse to visit but you should know you can only enter the lighthouse on one day per year on Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Don't worry, you can still visit the museum and the seasonal gift shop during their regular visiting hours. Be sure to check out the website for this lighthouse before heading over to get the hours and more details.
Race Point Lighthouse is on Cape Cod and is run by the American Lighthouse Foundation and actually rents out two buildings for guests to spend the night! The American Lighthouse Foundation manages 22 lighthouses over Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Cape Hatteras is one of the most iconic and majestic lighthouses on the American East Coast. It lights and protects one of the most dangerous stretches along the Atlantic coastline. Built in 1870 at a 1,500 feet away from the ocean, it seemed safe enough at the time. However, the migration of sand had left it only 120 feet from the edge and in 1999, the entire lighthouse was moved 2,900 feet to safety.
Before your visit, please check out history of this lighthouse and plan your visit.
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Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick in Maine has a very long and interesting history behind it as well. Planning a visit to York, Maine is easy given the number of lodging and dining options. This lighthouse even hosts weddings, allows dogs to come along on leash, has scuba diving and spectacular photography views, as you can see from the number of different views I've captured of it in my collection of Lighthouse Fine Art Photography For Sale.
The Bass Harbor Lighthouse, full of magic and history, is property of the U.S. Coast Guard. The stunning cliff-side setting makes this lighthouse one of the most iconic on the New England coast.
Additional fine art lighthouse images are available for purchase in Joe Garza's full collection of American Lighthouse Photography For Sale which also include many lighthouses throughout the Midwest, along the Great Lakes, and even Hawaii. These images help create a stunning setting as wall art and are available in large format prints and many in panoramic images or vertical prints to transform any space in your home or office. Check back for more images often!