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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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A delightful afternoon

I have gone to Boothbay Harbor for years but unbeknownst to me the tour at Burnt Island Lighthouse began approx. 10 years ago. It was an excellent choice. Just a brief 15 minute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have gone to Boothbay Harbor for years but unbeknownst to me the tour at Burnt Island Lighthouse began approx. 10 years ago. It was an excellent choice. Just a brief 15 minute boat ride and you are there. It was warm and sunny when we arrived. A brief talk to let you know what you will be seeing and... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fun, short boat ride to Burnt Island w/ spectacular views. Children and adults alike enjoy. Volunteers welcoming and well organized. Nice way to learn about the history of the island. Make sure to bring a rain jacket...just in case.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A definite must do activity. Short boat trip from the harbor to this small island with trails and spectacular views. Good tour of the keeper's house and lighthouse.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited the Burnt Island Lighthouse by boat and discovered a treasure of revived history, well kept island landscape and buildings and a great family spot- even on those days when the living history interpreters were not there.

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great family experience. We liked everything about the island, and the boat ride, of course if it had rained it wouldn't have been as nice.

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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Lighthouse Keeper & his family ( wife & 4 children) all did presentations of their living experiences on the Island also went up into Lighthouse

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The actors and actresses at Burnt Island Lighthouse turned back the clock to 1950 to interpret the life of a lighthouse family. The events they related where taken from real life stories reported by real lighthouse family. Well worth the price of admission.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great stop out of Boothbay Harbor...beautiful scenery, great paddle. The gardens are worth the paddle alone. Don't forget to make a contribution to keep the island up and running.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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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