Lighthouse and Visitors Center open for the season: Memorial Day 2020.

Lighthouse and Visitors Center open for the season: Memorial Day 2020.

Lighthouse and Visitors Center open for the season: Memorial Day 2020.Lighthouse and Visitors Center open for the season: Memorial Day 2020.Lighthouse and Visitors Center open for the season: Memorial Day 2020.

Opening Day for WQHKLA/Visitor Center Summer Season 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020 will be the first day that we Open 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, exhibits, 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.


Visitors may continue to enjoy the lighthouse view and trails by simply parking outside the gate and walking in. 

See you in May!

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Join US!'

On Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 PM 

July and August 

for our

Lighthouse Tower Tours. And September 14th is Maine Open Lighthouse Day!' We will have the tower open 11 am to 3 pm.


<<weather permitting>>

see you at the light.


No upcoming events.

About Us

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

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 Visitor's Center at West Quoddy

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.

Quoddy Head Park

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.

Contact Us

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

973 S Lubec Rd, Lubec, Maine 04652, United States



Visitor Center 

Open : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

unless otherwise posted.

Fall Hours: Labor Day through Oct. 15:  

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drop us a line!



PITCHER-PLANT, Sarracenia purpurea:
Digest bugs to supplement poor soil.


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.


Beautiful Town Of Lubec

The gorgeous late winter sun is setting down at Stockford's Park easternmost part of town. Looking towards Campobello Island. New Brunswick, Canada


Beautiful Town Of Lubec

Local fishing boats out on Johnson Bay in Lubec, Maine


Come and Visit!

It's always a beautiful day for a visit or hike at West Quoddy Head. 

Visitors may continue to hike the trails and take in the views during off season. (Park and Visiter Center closes Mid October ). By parking  outside the gate and walking into the park and to the lighthouse. Please, don't forget to pay the entry fee. Enjoy the lovely views.