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Little Brewster Island and Lighthouse

Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Address: Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-223-8666
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Just the right amount of beautiful

The knowledge of the guide is amazing. The freedom on the tour is great as well to just explore.. Not every lighthouse gives the opportunity to climb it. Thank you for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This was my second trip to the Little Brewster Island Lighthouse. The boat ride is pleasant, although the narration is practically inaudible. The first trip, I climbed the lighthouse. It is very interesting and offers great views, but be warned that it means 76 steps and two ladders in VERY hot, confined spaces. In fact, of the 40 climbers that... More 

1 Thank Happy_Camper_2004
Lebanon, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great trip with a guide giving historic and current information about the harbor and islands all the way out to the island (about 40 min.) We brought sandwiches and enjoyed the beautiful views of the harbor and islands while eating at a picnic table. I climbed the 76 steps and 2 ladders to the top of the... More 

1 Thank Rosemary C
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

What better thing to do on a hot summer day! The boat ride to the island was admittedly better than the actual visit. We got interesting commentary along the way about the different islands. The photo ops of the Boston skyline and then the lighthouse made this trip for me. The preboarding was a little chaotic and I must have... More 

1 Thank Stewart T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The knowledge of the guide is amazing. The freedom on the tour is great as well to just explore.. Not every lighthouse gives the opportunity to climb it. Thank you for the experience. The tour is also amazingly easy to book online. Super reliable.

Thank Hillary T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I didn't take the boat trip out to tour this lighthouse, yet, but I spent a couple of hours photographing it for a client from various spots in Hull, MA and along the shoreline. I have a couple of more trips planned to the Boston area this year and after spending so much time looking at it through the lens,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Easy to find with a GPS, but be aware that you cannot walk to it because it is on a separate island with a no trespassing sign. but still neat to see.

Thank Brian B
Braintree, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice boat ride to a very interesting and historic light house. The tour includes a good climb to the top of the tower and wonderful vies of the harbo and Boston skyscrapers.

2 Thank wxguy78
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Where else can you go to the top of a working lighthouse? Pick a nice day, bring a lunch and book early. It is a bit of an effort but a must for anyone that appreciates a lighthouse and the sea!

7 Thank CommissionerGordon
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Its a must visit in a lifetime place according to me. I visited with friends and we had such a great time.. Would love to visit there everyday if i could... Great view!!

3 Thank Rob0267
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Really liked this tour, I love lighthouses and this was a must for my 1st time in Boston. Definitely book this tour ahead of time though to make sure you get the day and time you want, that's a must! The lighthouse is out in the middle of the bay, it is just a beauty and you can climb with... More 

6 Thank tammyBaltimore_Md

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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the seaport district of South Boston is located beautifully along the water. The area is designed for easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning deck overlooking the water. In the summer time there are Friday music concerts on the deck of the museum. Nearby, there are many green spaces to enjoy.