Watch People Do The ‘Forrest Gump Run’ At Iconic Maine Lighthouse
Should you find yourself in Port Clyde, Maine this summer, you might want to give this a try!
The other day while I was channel surfing, enjoying the air conditioning, during our recent heat wave, I came across the classic Tom Hanks movie, “Forrest Gump”. It is one of those films where you can jump in at any point, and you usually end up watching the rest of it.
When Forrest goes on his cross country run, I totally forgot that at the end of his journey, he triumphantly runs up the walk way at the Marshall Point Lighthouse. A very iconic scene, which got to me to thinking about whether or not people have re-created this piece of movie magic. Turns out they have!
This legendary moment was filmed back in October of 1993, and ever since, tourists have been visiting the exact spot where film history was made.
I rounded up some of my favorites from TikTok and YouTube
@marathondad Forrest run! Official lighthouse! Marshall point Maine. #forrestgump #forrestgumprun #marshallpointlighthouse #fyp #fypシ #foryou ♬ Running On Empty (From "Forrest Gump") - Soundtrack Wonder Band
Marshall Point Light Station is a lighthouse at the entrance of Port Clyde Harbor in Port Clyde, Maine. It was established in 1832, and you are ever in that part of Maine, it is very worthy of a visit, or maybe a jog up the walk way!
The museum and gift shop are open through Columbus Day, Sunday and Monday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, and Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
For more info, check out their website