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Eastern Point Lighthouse

Address: Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #12 of 27 Attractions in Gloucester
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic...
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Scarborough, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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371 reviews 371 reviews
45 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We weren't sure how to get there are first because there's a security guard posted outside the main drive. However, you just let him know where you are going, and he asks that you drive to your intended location. Large homes along the water, tight road, but worth the drive. The walk along the breakers is an easy, but long... More 

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Mts of western NC
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159 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What an adventure to get here. You feel like you committed a dozen misdemeanors on the way out. No trespassing, private only, yacht club members only. Signs, signs, everywhere a sign!! (LOL! Apologies to the Five Man Electrical Band). The lighthouse is fine but not something to rave about. If you miss it, no big deal. There was a German... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The highlight of our day in Gloucester was walking along the breakwater! It was a beautiful view and great people watching. We didn't think it was too hard to get to, but we also used a GPS. As we read in reviews, we ignored the private signs. Parking was hard to find, but free. We probably spent a couple hours... More 

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Amsterdam, New York, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

lol had to pretend I was a yacht club member to gain access due t the private roads/drive to get to the lighthouse. The lighthouse wasn't so interesting(very small in stature) BUT walking along the peir wall and seeing the open un-obscured ocean view was well worth the finagling.

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Bonn, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am glad that I read all the other reviews before heading out here. The drive out to the lighthouse feels like you are trespassing all along and it feels like you should not be driving through. Once you reach the parking spot at the end of the read you are right at the water and and just a few... More 

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