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Burnt Island Light Station

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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Love Burnt Island!!

We've been coming here for years by our own boat. Often we can tie up to the dock or take a mooring and row in. Nice well-kept trails, with a clean bathroom, wonderful lighthouse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AnchorAweigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for years by our own boat. Often we can tie up to the dock or take a mooring and row in. Nice well-kept trails, with a clean bathroom, wonderful lighthouse, with great views of the harbor and beyond. There is even a pebble beach, and don't miss "plumber's rock". The island also houses an education center... More 

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Thank AnchorAweigh
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short ferry ride gets you to the island .. the lighthouse and adjoining keeper's home have been lovingly restored to the 1940's and there are guides throughout. Also a great shore climb out on open rocks provides great views and challenge to get close to nature.

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Thank PeterKussell
Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is a reenactment of what it was like for a lighthouse keeper and his family to live on the island in the 1950s. It was very interesting and well-paced with some time afterwards to climb the lighthouse and take pictures. The climb in the lighthouse is narrow and steep, so not for some. The children, who took part... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the summer, you can go out to Burnt Island for a living history tour on Mondays or Thursdays. You take the Balmy Days cruise boat from Boothbay harbor. It is a brief 15 minute trip. At the lighthouse, volunteers re-create a living history of the lighthouse keeper's life. Visitors are divided into groups to tour different sections and everyone... More 

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Thank NChoagie
Campbell, New Yorl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The adult and youth volunteers/presenters were authentic in portraying life on Burnt Island in the 1950's. It was a very fun and informative tour. Climbing the lighthouse was a nice added bonus.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Burnt Island is one of several lighthouses in the Boothbay Harbor area. You can visit it by boat from the harbor itself - or you could swim or take a rowboat I presume! I don't recommend the swimming but suppose it's possible. It's a charming and historic place to visit, particularly late in the day when the light from the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We have summered at Boothbay for years and have never done this tour. What a great experience. They dress as the light keeper, Muise family, who were light keepers in the 1950's. The actors tell you the actual family actual stories from there time living on the island. All the actors are terrific and you will be blown away by... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We took our kids - 8,5,4,3 - on the tour and it was great! The actors did a wonderful job portraying life at the lighthouse! Kids enjoyed washing clothes, seeing the lighthouse, swinging on the tire swing and exploring the island. A great way to spend an afternoon!

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Thank Amanda G
Camden, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Sailed past the light station on the Sarah Mead. Book your sail asap, and you'll see many beautiful things! Don't miss this!

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Thank serenityfallsofc2016
Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

One of the nicest trips I have had in Maine. Take a boat launch of 15 minutes to Burnt Island Lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor. Actors reenact what it was like to live there in 1950. Great children actors, their mother and the light keeper. Peaceful 2 1/4 hours breathing in the cool Maine air... Recommend it highly to couples, singles... More 

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