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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Never expected a living museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2014
deerfieldmomNJ
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Wayne, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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
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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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
76 helpful votes 76 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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NE PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a quiet little island where you could sit all day and watch the world go by - and boats too! You can get there only by boat, there is a donation box as you enter, and if you go "off season" like we did, you may be the only ones there. The lightkeepers house had the furnishings in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was a little taste of the old days. Not just because the re-enactors gave us a dramatic monologue about the life of a light house keeper and his family, but because you got the distinct impression that a kid growing up in Boothbay Harbor can still live the wholesome existence of the 50's and 60's. What a great summer... More 

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