Burnt Island Light House

Aerial view of Burnt Island by David Kynor Burnt Island Lighthouse aerial view of Burnt Island
Burnt Island Light Station, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Come learn about Burnt Island’s history, visit its working lighthouse, explore its five-acre island, and/or participate in professional development training. Approximately one mile from the port of Boothbay Harbor, this historic site is an exceptional educational and recreational facility for teachers, school children, summer visitors and boaters. Burnt Island can only be reached by boat.


Living History Lighthouse TourThere will be no tours during 2020 due to restoration construction.

Historic Information – On the National Register of Historic Places, Burnt Island’s rich history began in 1821 when Keeper Joshua B. Cushing lit the lighthouses’ lamps for the very first time.  Visit the Burnt Island Programs page for more information about its historic past.

Come Ashore – The island is open seven days-a-week from 10 AM – 5 PM. Please leave the suggested donation of $2.00 per person to help with operational expenses. There will be no tours during 2020 due to restoration construction. The dock will be reserved Monday through Friday for the contractors’ boats. There is a drop off/pick up zone (yellow rail on end of dock), moorings, and beach access for paddlers. The work zone has been roped off for your safety, so please do not enter this area.

Professional Development Workshops There will be no workshops during 2020 due to restoration construction.

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