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Boston Light, Boston

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Boston Light is a lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. 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 lighthouse in the United States (after Sandy Hook Lighthouse in New Jersey), and is the only lighthouse to still be actively staffed by the United States Coast Guard, being automated in 1998 though there is still a keeper acting as tour guide. The structure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
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  • I took the Boston Light and Graves Lighthouse through the National Parks. Bostonharborislands.org. The tour guide was very informative. Sally Snowman, the woman Boston Lightkeeper for the Boston... 
    I took the Boston Light and Graves Lighthouse through the National Parks. Bostonharborislands.org. The tour guide was very informative. Sally Snowman, the woman Boston Lightkeeper for the Boston...  more »
  • We live in Boston and thrilled you are back offering these tours. A must visit if a local or a tourist. All staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Learn and enjoy the beautiful boston....  more
    We live in Boston and thrilled you are back offering these tours. A must visit if a local or a tourist. All staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Learn and enjoy the beautiful boston....  more »
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  • The trip was awesome and the views were spectacular! Very economical price for what you get to see. Boston harbor was gorgeous! My only suggestion is to bring a hoodie or a jacket. It gets a little chilly. I would also wear tennis shoes. The staff was excellent and polite. Put this tour on your must see list!
  • We could only see the light house from a distance due to it being off season but it looks amazing!

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