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Boston Light

Boston, MA (South Boston)
617-223-8666
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Ranked #134 of 209 attractions in Boston
Description: Lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor.
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

You have to love lighthouses and boat rides or this is not the attraction for you. This lighthouse location has history. The first lighthouse to be built on the site dates back to 1716, and was the first lighthouse to be built in what is now the United States. The current lighthouse dates from 1783, is the second oldest working... More

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

On Friday afternoon I boarded a boat to go visit Boston Light. Though I had been by it hundreds of times, I had never visited Little Brewster Island. This site offers colonial history, beautiful scenery, one of a kind views, and some wonderfully committed people. The lighthouse offered full access, meaning, after climbing 76 steps and two ladders (with the... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This is the first light house in America and is the only one that is still manned. I've been here many times and it's always a thrill to go to the top of it and look out for miles in all directions. You can get there by water shuttle. Look for me-- I might just be fishing from my boat... More

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ckmclements
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

This is a great tour to take! The Boston Light is the oldest lighthouse site in America, as well as the only manned lighthouse site. In residence in a small house on Little Brewster Island are the lighthouse keeper (Sally) and her husband, as well as 2 members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. (The Coast Guard is there because... More

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