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Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
Description: 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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Ignore the Private Street signs and just stick to the Destination

We wish we thoroughly read the advise ... the private signs may make you think to stop and turn around. No, keep going there is a parking lot at the end (they charge $10 if you go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We wish we thoroughly read the advise ... the private signs may make you think to stop and turn around. No, keep going there is a parking lot at the end (they charge $10 if you go between Memorial Day and Labor Day). Fabulous views and the Dog Bar is an amazing engineering feat.

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MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The walk along the breakwater offers great panoramic views. Can see Boston skyline. Can fish off breakwater. Must pay to park, which fill quickly in summer.

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Top Contributor
481 reviews 481 reviews
183 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You can't go inside but it is a beautiful site. Ignore all the private signs. You can drive back there and park. The breaker walk is easy and so gorgeous.

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Erving, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love all lighthouses so finding them is fun for us. This one is a little drive through private roads but worth the drive. On a stormy day, the ocean crashes over the jetty and is spectacular.

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Scottsdale
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A beautiful point of interest that will likely draw some in and others won't get at all. As a photographer I loved it. I wouldn't give it five stars because it is definitely not for everyone. It's not easy to find because it's in a private part of Gloucester called Eastern Point that has signs advising people to stay out... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife's father was the keeper at Eastern Point Light in the early 1970s, so this was a trip down memory lane for her to go back 40 years later. The light house is on a point of land in an exclusive area. There are lots of 'private' signs, but just be respectful, go slow and you will be rewarded... More 

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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373 reviews 373 reviews
45 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Not open to view inside. Kind of disappointing but worth the visit if you are in the area just to see and wonder about the history and the ghosts that might haunt this place.

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WY
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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was a little hard to find the lighthouse. The drive is beautiful, lots of mansion type homes in the neighborhood. At one point there are signs saying members, or residence only. You will have to ignore those and travel to the end of the road to get to the lighthouse. It is in a very pretty place along the... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

While occupied in the '70s by two families, this lighthouse is now automated. There is also a light out at the edge of the harbor operated by this lighthouse. Unfortunately tourists are not allowed past the fenced enclosure.

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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150 reviews 150 reviews
65 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We drove to the end of the road to see this lighthouse. You can't tour it or even walk up to it as a family still lives in the house connected to it, but the drive is beautiful and the lighthouse is lovely.

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