Rockland has been described as authentic and edgy, a picturesque yet raw working waterfront, yet just one block away is a Main Street full of art galleries, shops and award winning restaurants.
Walkable, approachable, and perfect for strolling. Located on Historic US Route 1, Rockland is framed by historic two-, three- and four-story buildings.
The Farnsworth Art Museum along with The Wyeth Center champion the Maine art scene and creative economy while 24 galleries echo the long history of artists in Rockland.
The Maine Lighthouse Museum shines a light on our maritime history, and the Breakwater Lighthouse keeps our harbor safe for hundreds of recreational sailboats, fishing & lobstering fleet, and the world’s largest schooner fleet.
Protecting our islands, the Island Institute is based in downtown Rockland along with the Maine Ferry Service to nearby islands.
Visitors to Rockland will recognize the well preserved Main Street, restored Strand Theater, with entertainment every night and museums boasting our Maine marine and art heritage.
We are proud of the historic Lermond Cove, Windjammer Wharf, welcoming boarding visitors to 3 of our 5 schooners on the National Register of Historic Places. Our parks have been rededicated and public art added.
Gastronomic delights abound for every taste, be it a traditional lobster dinner, a pastry made this morning with a cup of locally roasted coffee, a traditional Maine breakfast or lunch, or a dinner made by an award-winning chef.
Rockland has three distinctive areas on the National Register of Historic Places. We have a residential area, Main Street, five Schooners located in Lermond Cove, North End Shipyard and Journey’s End Wharfs.
In 2008 Rockland was named a Preserve America City and one of nine Coast Guard Cities in the United States.