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Burnt Island Light Station

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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Interesting Glimpse of LIghthouse Life

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Campbell, New Yorl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Tour boat trip available Mon and Wed afternoons. We thoroughly enjoyed listening and observing a reenactmentof of the life of a keeper and his family in a beautiful restored and preserved setting. I highly recommend this lighthouse visit.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

What a nice surprise!! I don't think this is a very well known tour, but it has something for the entire family and folks visiting Boothbay Harbor should put it on their itinerary-- nice boat ride, beautiful views, great education and stories about the lighthouse, and super role playing of the light keeper and his family by the dedicated volunteers!!... More 

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

It was delightful to kayak up to this beautiful spot, walk around, and eat our picnic lunch. We gave a donation and hope the group that cares for this light house is able to continue. This will be a favorite memory of this area.

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