Lighthouse and Visitors Center open for the season: 2020.

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

Opening Day for WQHKLA/Visitor Center Summer Season 2020

As we all pause to navigate the new waters of life with COVID-19 in our life and with everyday things. We look forward to welcoming you back to the visitor center. We are uncertain when we will Open for the season 2020. But when we do know, we will let you know. We will keep you updated. We are in this together. Be safe, blessings to your home and be assured that as it's possible, we will be here ready for your visit! When we do OPEN the Visitor Center hours: 10-4. Stop in to say hi! wqhlka

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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.