Monday, May 27, 2019 is our first day that we are Open at the visitors center. We will be Open from 10-4. Stop in to say hi! Come in and sign our Guest Log. Experience our rich history, exhibitions, and information.
Talk with our Educational Docents at the front desk, we are always here with a welcoming smile and ready to answer your questions that you may have for Us.
See you at the light.
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Saturday, September 8th
Lighthouse tours guided by the U.S.COAST GUARD
see you at the light!
Located on the most eastern point of the continental United States, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is a stunning spot to see the first rays of sun in the country. Located in Quoddy Head State Park, the original tower was built in 1808 under orders from President Thomas Jefferson. The lighthouse tower that stands today was built in 1858.
The Visitors center occupies the first floor of the lightkeeper's historic residence. In addition to historic and interactive displays, visitors can view and purchase unique artwork by skilled local visual artists . The visitor's center is overseen by the lightkeeper's association executive board and is a 501c not for profit organization.
The State park is open for visitors and boasts 541 protected coastal acres. Stunning views are available on many hiking trails and nature walks. Visit the bogs, climb the coastal trail or visit the rocky beach. You may see a whale or two. Picnic tables are available close to parking with stunning ocean views.
973 S Lubec Rd, Lubec, Maine 04652, United States
Memorial Day -July 7: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
July 7-Labor Day: 10am-4:30 pm
Labor day-Oct. 15: 10am-4pm
Unique ecosystem in a costal bog. Bogs are home to plants that tolerate cold temperatures, acid conditions, low oxygen, and little nitrogen. Some plants that you may see are: leatherleaf, sheep laurel, black spruce, Labrador tea, pitcher plant, and cotton grass; subarctic species, such as baked-apple berry and black cranberry; and lichens, such as reindeer moss and Icelandic moss. Listed as a National Landmark.
Local fishing boats out on Johnson Bay with an amazing sunset as a backdrop.
Its a beautiful day for a visit or hike.