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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Nice history of life as a lighthouse keeper

I liked that tour boats make trips to the Island daily during the summer months. The grounds are well cared for with labeled paths and informational stations along the trails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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North Conway NH
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We just visited it from Eastwind sailboat. We saw beautiful lighthouse on rocky shoal with seals, jellyfish, and porpoises nearby.

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North Conway NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I liked that tour boats make trips to the Island daily during the summer months. The grounds are well cared for with labeled paths and informational stations along the trails. They have a bunk house designed for overnight stays for children camp trips.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My children enjoy visiting light houses. We were very surprised to have actors from the 1950's giving portraying their life on Burnt Island as the light keeper and his family. No other lighthouse we have been too has done that so it was a nice perspective. We visited on one of those picture perfect days so each vista off the... More 

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Winthrop, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Catch the ferry over to Burnt Island on Monday or Thursday & check out the living history demonstration!!! More info. at the Maine State Aquarium! Definitely worth the trip & a treasure to Maine's lighthouse history!!!

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Scotia, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The lighthouse and island are lovely and the volunteers have coordinated a wonderful tour, full of info and history. The down side is...especially at low tide, the ramp from the boat dock is a challenge to anyone who has trouble walking - nearly vertical. I was concerned that my hubby was going to "go into the drink". Then the hike... More 

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Augusta
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I spent three days on the island for a writer's workshop. The sight, sounds, smell and touch if this small island are refreshing. Treat yourself to a visit.

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Maine
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50 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Friends and I took a trip from the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Brought our lunch to the island and was able to walk around the grounds to see what this place is like. Met with the caretakers. A must see for lighthouse lovers!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Wonderful location. Great, realistic interpreters of a lighthouse keeper and his family life on the island

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Howey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Like it all. The real deal when it comes to lighthouses and how they were manned. Facinating local history. You also have the run of the place which is very nice.

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orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This was open lighthouse week end, and we lucked out as we were able to not only look at the lighthouse, but climb up and view from the top. Also, we were able to tour the keepers house, and have a guide in character, tell us about how life was to live there. It was simply great. Beautiful views and... More 

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

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