Lighthouse sights in Boston
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Little Brewster is the country’s oldest light station and site of the iconic Boston Light. Although the first lighthouse was built on this spot in 1715, it was demolished by the British in the revolution; today’s lighthouse dates from 1783. To visit Little Brewster, you must take an organized tour (reservations recommended). Learn about Boston’s maritime history during a one-hour sail around the harbor, then spend two hours exploring the island. Adventurous travelers can climb the 76 steps to the top of the light for a close-up view of the rotating light and a far-off view of the city skyline. Tours depart from Moakley Courthouse Dock in the Seaport District.