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Address: Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-223-8666
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Lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor.

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Amazing Lighthouse Adventure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Roy H
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Saco, Maine
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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 beautiful views of the harbor and nearby Graves Light. On the way out if you're... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the ride to the lighthouse we had an interpretive narration which was very interesting. The lighthouse island itself has a few interesting points but the high point is obviously the opportunity to climb the lighthouse itself. If you like light house or are just looking for something different this is well worth the visit.

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Thank Daniel O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect trio out to see one of our national treasures. The staff on the boat and also on the island were so well organized and everything went smoothly and we learned a lot! Of course it didn't hurt that we had the perfect day!

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Thank Hosea63
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is not a cheap excursion ($35ish a head as I recall), but it is completely worth the cost and the length of the ferry ride to get out there. The island is rich with history and has excellent tour guides to explain everything. Being able to climb the lighthouse and get up close with the enormous Fresnel lens (dating... More 

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Thank Ogdred
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour! They only do these on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so you need to plan accordingly. The boat ride out was really nice. Not too fast, not too slow. Gives you the chance to get some really nice views of the Harbor and also the city from the water. We took the tour on a Sunday... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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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