Home to Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse site in the country.
Island names have changed, depending on ownership and the customs of the times. What's in a Name? lists alternate names for park islands (and a few Harbor islands not within the park). Following are known names for Little Brewster Island:
This bedrock outcropping is one of the Brewsters, a group of the outermost islands in the park. It is an active Coast Guard navigational aid facility, so the buildings are not open to the casual visitor and there are no public rest rooms on the island. A carry-in/carry-out policy applies to all trash.
Boston Light is a National Historic Landmark, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information about the facility, please go to the National Park Service Maritime Heritage Program Inventory of Historic Light Stations.
Visitor Facilities & Services
There is currently no public access to Little Brewster Island or Boston Light due to ongoing maintenance following winter storms. Boston Light Harbor Cruise Tours are available on a limited basis. Please refer to our Boston Lighthouse Tours page to learn more about tour availability.
Natural History Overview
Views and Vistas
Last updated: August 5, 2021