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Burnt Island Light Station

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Address: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Great trip to 1950 on a small island and lighthouse

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Oswego, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the living history tour with actors living out 1950. The Novelty from Balmy Day tours took us over and this is where you would buy a ticket but you can boat or kayak over 10-5 and explore the grounds without the living history part. Was good entertainment and worth the cost. Would recommend this for school aged children... More 

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Conway, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice ride to island the captain good at pointing out places once on the island nice walk up to house and light the people at lighthouse very good at what life was like back in the days of light house living the view are great nice place to visit

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Southport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had three generations on the tour and all enjoyed it. The actors do a wonderful job of explaining the life of a family living on an island while their father is the Lightkeeper. This island did not yet have modern conveniences, but was not as isolated as some that the family served on. Each child actor was well versed... More 

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This was our first activity during our Boothbay stay. We took the lighthouse tour where we had a beautiful boat ride to the island followed by a wonderful tour. The staff had the island set up as it was in the 1950's and gave a great and interesting history of the island. Afterwards, we were given an hour to explore... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I went onto the island and found myself alone and very peaceful. It was in the off season so I enjoyed the serenity and magnificent vistas it offered.

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Dannemora, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We enjoyed the lovely view from here. It was just a great day for travel and exploring. Would love to return again. The road is not the best.

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