Owls Head Lighthouse sits majestically atop an 80-foot bluff overlooking Penobscot Bay, near the entrance to Rockland Harbor along Midcoast Maine. Once atop the lighthouse visitors have the chance to admire the gorgeous fourth order Fresnel lens that dates back to 1856 while enjoying panoramic views of the bay, islands and marine traffic, including Maine’s elegant windjammer fleet.
Volunteers from ALF’s local chapter, Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights, staff this popular sentinel from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
Hours of Operation:
Memorial Day – Columbus Day
Mondays & Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers also open the tower on holidays and special event days. Please note, all tours are weather and volunteer availability permitting.
For More Information:
ALF’s Interpretive Center
Located on the first floor
inside the Keeper’s House at
Owls Head Light!
Learn more about the Interpretive Center
Tower Tour FAQS:
- Height Requirement: Our younger visitors must be taller than 42 inches to climb the tower.
- There are no restroom facilities at the lighthouse. Please utilize the restrooms adjacent to the parking lot.
- Wear comfortable shoes. High heels, flip-flops, or other open back footwear are not permitted when climbing the tower.
- Use caution when climbing the stairs to the lighthouse and then again when climbing the steps inside in the tower. Be prepared to climb a seven wrung ladder to enter the lantern room. Use the hand railing where appropriate.
- Dress warmly. The lighthouse is located on a precipice 80 feet above the ocean. Expect higher velocity winds and lower temperatures as compared to the parking lot.
GPS Coordinates: 44° 05′ 33″N 69° 02′ 39″W (View Map)
From US Route 1in Rockland… At the intersection of Park and Main Streets (traffic light) turn right onto Route 73 (South Main Street) and follow for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto North Shore Drive and follow signs 3.4 miles to Owls Head Light State Park. Once in the parking lot, walk the two-tenths of a mile to the lighthouse.