Boston invites you to visit its legendary lighthouses
Boston’s maritime history is defined in part by the beacons that brighten the harbor and make the surrounding waterways safe for mariners. Among the places
that make Boston so distinctive, tThese trusted lighthouses have protected whaling, shipping, commercial fishing and naval vessels through violent storms and foggy days since Boston Light first shone in 1716, making it the oldest lighthouse in America. Discover Boston’s nautical past and hear stories of shipwrecks, heroism, and romance
. Public tours are run in season and some lighthouses can be viewed by boat offshore.