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Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester...

Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower was built in 1832 and automated in 1986.

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As was said by a previous review, ignore the private drive posts on the road to the lighthouse. You'll drive through some gorgeous neighborhoods as you approach the lighthouse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Mason City, Iowa
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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is not the easiest place to find, the location is very nice. We had a fantastic view of the Boston skyline. The jetty was a safe and interesting walk. Will be back in warmer weather.

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Thank lostnmass
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

there's a sign as you enter the very upscale street to get to the lighthouse, that reads "Private Road" but I just acted like I lived there, or couldn't read. Maybe there's a back road to get to the lighthouse, because there's a Yacht Club next to the lighthouse. Anyway, there's a break wall you can walk out onto, very... More 

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1 Thank betbrit
upstate NY
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Some of the signs on the way are a bit forbidding but the public is allowed to access this area. Massachusetts Audubon maintains a parking lot with a $10 honor system fee. There is a path around the fenced lighthouse out to the jetty. Great place to watch the sunset and get a charming view of Gloucester.

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Thank msannie57
Madison, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I LOVE lighthouses! I have seen more than I could ever count. This one could have been left off my list though. On the suggestion from the visitors center, we drove past all the "Private Property" signs and out a very narrow road to see this lighthouse. To see all of the expensive houses was neet and to see the... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

As was said by a previous review, ignore the private drive posts on the road to the lighthouse. You'll drive through some gorgeous neighborhoods as you approach the lighthouse area and the owners dont want you using their areas for parking opportunities. Just keep going and follow the gps to the end of the road. A beautiful view of the... More 

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Waterford, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A lovely walk out, definitely something worth doing but that you need to be able-bodied for. A hover-round or something could probably do the breakers, but the walk TO the breakers is like a mini Newport Cliff Walk. Very relaxing view, though the lighthouse at the end was kind of small and surprising. We picked up a LOT of litter,... More 

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Thank TiffNLuke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

saw this lighthouse in one of the movies of Kathy Fjorde. really nice location, pretty exposed to the sea. not easy to find but definitely worth a visit. from here you have a good view to Glocester.

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HOLYOKE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

As all lighthouses, a sight to behold. The drive in is uninviting however, in fact, you are discourages y private security to use the roads. The walk to the lighthouse is somewhat treacherous.

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Thank ProfGrey
OHIO
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Whenever we can visit a lghthouse, we do. This was exceptional! It is a natural setting of beauty. It was worth every minute to us. Beautiful

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Thank ROSATERA
Oyster Bay, New York
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nice place to bike too, if you take a car you have to pay a $10 parking fee which is a bit excessive. You can walk past the lighthouse to the very tip of a long granite pier which has a nice view.

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