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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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Pretty lighthouse

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Jan R
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Erving, Massachusetts
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Erving, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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375 reviews 375 reviews
45 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
57 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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468 reviews 468 reviews
159 attraction reviews
327 helpful votes 327 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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