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Boston Light

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Boston Light

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Start your tour at 200 Atlantic Avenue (end of Marriott Longwharf Hotel). <br><br>Explore the Cradle of Liberty easily and economically with this trolley tour. The route includes a stop on Beacon Street near the iconic Cheers.
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kappy26 wrote a review Mar 2019
Boston, Massachusetts980 contributions180 helpful votes
You pass this pretty sight when on a boat either sightseeing or cruising coming into shore or on your way out of Boston.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Camille G wrote a review Mar 2018
26 contributions9 helpful votes
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 is the only paid Coast Guard Lighthouse Keeper in the country, She dresses in period clothing and is extremely knowledgeable about the history and workings of Boston Light. Wonderful visit, would recommend to anyone interested in lighthouses or would enjoy a tour of Boston Harbor Islands.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Luv2TravelNEGirl wrote a review Sep 2017
Quincy, Massachusetts451 contributions179 helpful votes
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 Boston skyline and boats out in the harbor and neighboring islands. Going to the top of the lighthouse was amazing! Seeing the 360 view up there was breathtaking and seeing the inner workings of the lighthouse was fascinating. All the staff there are so nice and very knowledgeable! One caution would be that to go up the lighthouse you will want to be in fairly good health as it is a bit of a climb up and there are two parts with ladders too. It also gets pretty hot up there. This is not to be missed if you are touring the Boston area! So beautiful!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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MarneMP wrote a review Aug 2017
Richmond Hill, Georgia94 contributions21 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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KCworldexplorer wrote a review Jul 2017
Olathe, Kansas71 contributions17 helpful votes
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 other tour boats that I saw in the harbor. The crew was great! Note - There is no bathroom on the island, but there is one on the boat. We were reminded of this during the trip as well and it wasn't a problem. We were greeted by the Auxiliary Coastguard members that care for the island/lighthouse. They welcomed questions and were very knowledgeable. My husband and I packed a lunch and ate a picnic while we were on the island, which was about an hour. Our group was divided into three smaller groups to climb the lighthouse. When booking the trip, you can pay to climb the lighthouse or you can pay just to go to the island. It is quite a climb to get to the top of the lighthouse and is pretty small so if climbing is problem, stairs, including 2 ladders or you are claustrophobic, you might want to just plan on being a rider. It still is a great trip! Note - if you climb, you must have shoes with back. No flip-flop type sandals. The entire tour was a little over 3 hours. We felt that is was a bargain! No other groups are on the island. A great day!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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