Event Notices

Happy 300th Birthday to Boston Light, America’s First Lighthouse

Boston Light is the oldest lighthouse in the country and celebrates its 300th birthday on September 14, 2016.

Located on Little Brewster Island, 9 miles from downtown Boston, the lighthouse is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sally Snowman.

Originally built by the British in 1716, the lighthouse was destroyed in 1776 and rebuilt in 1783. Today’s Boston Light was rebuilt again in 1859, towering 89 feet and has a beam that is visible for 27 miles.

A free celebration with the Coast Guard Band will be held at 10:00 at Long Wharf. More information.