Museums

Farnsworth Art Museum

The Farnsworth Museum celebrate's Maine's role in art, with over 20,000 square feet of gallery space and 15,000 works in their collection. This world-renown is worth a visit.  (In walking distance of the CMCA)

Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Experience the art of this generation and the next. With its iconic sawtooth roofline, CMCA’s striking building, designed by architect Toshiko Mori, houses exhibitions and educational programs are made to inspire and attract visitors of all ages and backgrounds. (In walking distance of the Farnsworth)

Maine Lighthouse Museum

The Maine Lighthouse Museum (MLM) is the proud home of the largest collection of Fresnel lighthouse lenses and the most important landmark collection of lighthouse artifacts and Coast Guard memorabilia in the United States. The museum has just merged the spectacular lighthouse collection from the former Museum of Lighthouse History of Wells, ME with the MLM exhibits. The two collections are now on display and marvelously compliment each other.

Project Puffin Visitor Center

The National Audubon Society started Project Puffin in 1973 in an effort to learn how to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. Their visitor center is located right on Main Street.

Owls Head Transportation Museum

Founded in 1974, The Owls Head Transportation Museum is just a short drive from downtown Rockland and operates a collection of aircraft, ground vehicles and engines at a number of special events conducted throughout the year. 

General Knox Museum

Located a short drive from downtown Rockland, this museum allows you to to explore the people and purpose behind the American Revolution. Doors and grounds are open to touch, feel, smell, and even taste life as it was 242 years ago and imagine, in new ways, what it was like to participate in creating monumental, historic change.

Shops 

Our quintessential Main Street has so many fun, locally-owned and unique shops that we won't list them all but here are a few highlights:

black parrot . Maine Seagull Cottage . Clementine . Curator . Daughters . periscope . side country sports . the grasshopper shop . trillium soaps . archipelago . hello hello books . rockland antique marketplace . the wine seller

 

Restaurants, Cafés & Bars

We have so many wonderful dining options that we won't list them all but here are a few highlights:

cafe miranda . in good company . Suzuki's . rock city cafe . rock harbor brewing . waterworks . the landings . Sammy's Deluxe . primo restaurant . North beacon oysterthe lobster shack . home kitchen cafe .  

 

Galleries & Theater

If you are lucky enough to be visiting  on the first Friday of the month, do not miss our art walk. If you experience an art walk, you'll understand why we can't list all of the galleries in Rockland right here, but to name a few:

strand theater . art space gallery. archipelago gallery . dowling walsh . Jonathan frost gallery . yvette torres fine art . CRAFT Gallery . harbor square gallery