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This is an awesome lighthouse to visit. It is not too tall (about 70 steps) and though a little tight going up the stairs and ladder, you are rewarded with a fantastic view of Boston Harbor with Boston's skyscrappers in the background. Keeper Sally Snowman...More
I can't believe this is at the bottom of best things to do in Boston list?! Crazy! Visiting here was one of the most picturesque and serene things I have seen in my life. Every angle and view here is beautiful. You can see the...More
We really enjoyed our harbor tour and visit to Boston Light. The Park Rangers, Coast Guard Aux, Lighthouse Keeper were all great and very well informed. The boat Captain was hilarious. More than just a lighthouse tour you get a great tour of the harbor.
The Boston Light tour was one of the highlights in our recent trip to Boston. Register and pay online and then show up a few minutes before your tour. We really enjoyed our boat ride out to the Island. We were not packed on like...More
We had a delightful trip to Boston Light now in its 301st year of continuous operation. The climb to the top was very worth the effort to enjoy the 360-degree view and see the light and lens up close. Ranger Matt made the trip extra...More
The National Park Service & the US Coast Guard provide the tour for this wonderful 3 1/2 hours trip. The light keeper, Dr. Sally Snowman, dresses in period clothes to distinguish herself from the visitors and NP Rangers and she is very funny and full...More
This is a treasure of the Boston Harbor Islands. Family friendly and very informative. A UMass boat takes you out to the Boston Light with narration by park rangers. You are greeted by the Keeper of the Light and volunteers who answer any questions. Climb...More
Plan on a 45 min boat ride - take lots of water and a snack or lunch. The park service and auxiliary coast guard staff are friendly and informative- 2016 is the 300th year of the lights operation. Sunscreen a must. The light house climb...More
Boston Light is well worth a visit for any lighthouse enthusiast. Located on Little Brewster Island about 45 minutes out in the harbor, Boston Light is the oldest light station in the USA, in service since 1716. I was able to climb the lighthouse, with...More
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