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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Excellent learning opportunity for the whole family!

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The actors & actresses had me convinced they really lived/worked on the island. My two sons, ages 5 & 8 also enjoyed themselves and learned a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Diane P
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The actors & actresses had me convinced they really lived/worked on the island. My two sons, ages 5 & 8 also enjoyed themselves and learned a lot. I loved that we had an hour or so to explore the island on our own after the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to others.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse was awesome. Scenery was just great. We took the boat tour from the spruce point inn, guests only. Great tour, burnt island and bald eagles, and harbor seals. Who could ask for more.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Everybody in my family was very interested in what the actors and actresses had to say. It put you right back in 1950. We all learned a lot about life on the island. I would highly recommend visiting.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Delightful "reenactment" tour with volunteers posing at Lightkeepers' family. Balmy Day tours brought us on their Thursday afternoon excursion - 15 minutes from the harbor and we were there. 2 hours on island and back home again. Beautiful day - learned something about life as a lighthouse keeper.

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Quitman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Burnt Island. The local actors - especially the children - are so convincing that I found myself actually thinking that I was back in 1950 ( although I would have been only a year old then). Lovely way to spend a pretty afternoon in Boothbay Harbor.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

we kayaked over here to Burnt Island and our tour guide was very very good. I highly recommend kayaking over and taking in the view

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Boothbay, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

An outstanding reenactment of the life of a lighthouse keeper. If you are in the Boothbay region you must take this short boat ride to the island and go back in time. The lighthouse keepers daugters were so cute and funny. All the interpreters are amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We go here every year - the kids love it and it is a lot of fun. Great way to learn about lightkeeper's life and life in general "back in the day." Volunteer actors are excellent. well worth the trip.

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There was a tour with local actors who were depicting life on the island in the 1950's. The kids did a wonderful job. The work this group of people have done to make this light house and island available for others to see if very admirable!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A wonderful group of volunteers have refurbished a century and half old lighthouse and keepers property. They have daily tours utilizing volunteer docents of all ages to recreate the life and times of the keeper and family. Great short boat trip with commentary. The lighthouse's history, boat trip and easy nature trail...narrated, is well worth the $25. We'll go back.

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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor

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