The Boston Light is a special place. It was the first lighthouse established in the United States and the last to be automated, and remains the last manned lighthouse in the country. Visitors are able to climb the 76 stairs to the top of the tower for an amazing view of Boston Harbor. The top of the lighthouse offers a spectacular view of the skyline.
The lighthouse was established in 1716. The current tower was rebuilt in 1783, after the original was destroyed in the Revolutionary War. Although Boston Light has been automated since 1998, the Coast Guard crew performs the other traditional keepers' duties except for turning the light on at sunset and turning it off at sunrise.
The Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands run tours to Little Brewster Island every summer. If you get a chance, take a close look at the surrounding rocks. You might find the engraved initials or names of past keepers and visitors to Boston Light.