Boston Harborfest: Tour Historic Boston Light

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Get to know Little Brewster Island's Boston Light, the first and oldest lighthouse station in the United States!

This three-hour adventure begins with a forty-five minute narrated tour on a comfortable vessel through the Boston Harbor Islands, where you will learn about the rich maritime history of the islands with a park ranger. You will view the two other historic lighthouses of Boston Harbor: Long Island Light and The Graves Light. Disembark at Little Brewster Island to visit the first and oldest lighthouse station in the United States, and the last to retain a U.S. Coast Guard keeper. Climb the 76 steps (and two ladders) up Boston Light's tower and see the historic Fresnel lens. Bring a lunch while you enjoy a unique and unforgettable view of Boston Harbor.

Tour schedules are subject to sudden changes or cancellations due to marine conditions. Providing your cell phone and email address when purchasing tickets will allow Rangers to contact you in the event of a cancellation. Kids must be at least 8 years of age and 50" tall to be able to climb the lighthouse. Shoes with a secured heel are required to climb the tower, e.g. no flip flops or other open-backed shoes.