Directions and Cruises

Directions and Boat Tours to
New England Lighthouses

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There are nearly 170 lighthouses in New England! Here you'll find a comprehensive resource for all you lighthouse hunters! There are driving directions to any coastal lighthouse in New England, boat cruises that may either offer tours to a particualr lighthouse or group of lighthouses, or may pass close by enough so you can get photos. Land tours are also included. Come back often, as this is constantly updated.

Driving Directions to Lighthouses

Here’s a list of lighthouses by New England state that visitors can drive or hike to. Most of these are lighthouses you can get very close to, even take tours. Within each state web page, links are provided to each individual lighthouse page where you can find historic stories on that lighthouse, and places to visit near the light. Additional lighthouses are provided that you will need a ferry to access, but once on a particular island you can hike to these lights.

Connecticut

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

Maine

Vermont

 

New England Lighthouses


Boat Cruises to Lighthouses

Click on the state below for a comprehensive list of various boat tours and cruises that may offer specific lighthouse cruises, in addition to other cruises. Contact information is provided to plan your trip. Some tour boats may offer specific lighthouse cruises, some will pass by specific lighthouses as part of charters, narrated wildlife and historic tours, whale watching, and other types of excursions. There is also information regarding those ferries that provide access to some of the islands you will find lighthouses stationed.

Connecticut

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

Maine

Vermont


 

 

My book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions and tours you can explore.

Look inside!

 

 

My 300-page book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Northern New England: New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, published by Schiffer Publishing, provides human interest stories from each of the 76 lighthouses, along with the coastal attractions and tours near each beacon, and contact info to plan your special trips. You'll find over 360 images inside as well. I'll be happy to sign it for you here, or you'll find it in any fine bookstore.

Look inside!

 

 

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