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Address: Boston, MA
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+1 617-223-8666

Lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor.

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A Trip Not to be Missed

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
Northborough, Massachusetts
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

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 the stairs to the top and check out the lens. Very cool. There is even... More 

Thank SteveDGT
Reading, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

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 is restricted - top portion requires climbing two short ladders. Oh and don't touch the... More 

Thank GRiegel
Saco, Maine
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 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 

Thank Roy H
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

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.

Thank Daniel O
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 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!

1 Thank Hosea63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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 

Thank Ogdred
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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 

1 Thank Wendy J
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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 

4 Thank Jon_Smith610
boston, ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 

9 Thank paulfromboston
Delray Beach, Florida
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 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 

3 Thank BigFoodFan

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