Visit The Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station

Check out the four historic light station buildings, admire the huge bronze fog bell that guided vessels into the harbor through fog and snow, walk the trails in the 20 acre park, visit the beaches and enjoy some lighthouse stories!

About The Light Station

It’s worth the trip! Since the Light Station is on an island, it takes some planning to visit us. We’ve gathered all the information you need to get to the … Read More

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Days and Hours

Opening Days and Hours for Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station buildings: OPENED ON JULY 14, 2020 TUESDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. WE’RE CLOSING FOR THE 2020 … Read More

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Lighthouse Trails

Lighthouse Park Trails The Light Station is surrounded by a Town park, approximately 20 acres, which includes 1.8 miles of marked trails that offer scenic views and access to two … Read More

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Light Station Stories

Lighthouse History Imagine sailing among unfamiliar ledges and islands of Penobscot Bay with the help of only a chart and a compass. That’s the way it was around Swan’s Island, … Read More

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What Visitors Have To Say

What a magic place. Sun and moon glinting off the water. The lighthouse beam in the trees, the sound of a gentle surf when the tide is in. The bell buoy ringing in the channel. Wonderful sunsets.

- Mike and Kathy, September 2019

The view out our window - moonlight on the ocean, porpoises, giant owls - plus the sound of the gong, and the wild berries…truly a special experience.

- Rebecca and Rich, August 2019

The apartment is beautiful. And the view is amazing! We could not have asked for a better vacation. We plan to return!

- Ann and Dave, September 2018

Thank you to ALL who made our stay so wonderful and relaxing. To the Islanders who told of trails to explore, thank you! We look forward to returning to this little piece of heaven on earth.

- Heather and Jamie, September 2018

From the amazing Light Keeper’s House to the beautiful view from the porch of the same, the amazingly friendly people, and our daily hikes along this rugged Maine Coast. Everything was perfect.

- Leesa and Howard, August 2018

Everything is magical! This is one of the best vacations! Ever!

- Ronald and Janet, July 2018

The beauty you offer is immeasurable. The clarity of light, wind, and Downeast character here recharged me.

- Lee, June 2018

What a wonderful place! We were in awe the moment we arrived. What a quiet and peaceful location for a vacation.

- David and Lorie, June 2018

You truly have a treasure perched out here atop the rocks with the vast sea at the doorstep. We watched a bright moon spilling its light onto the water, listening to the music of the waves, and wondering anew at the stars emerging in the dark sky.

- Susan, September 2017

This has been a lifetime experience! The beauty of Swan’s Island can’t be described in words or photographs, for they just don’t do it justice. I look forward to coming back again next year!

- Lacy, September 2017

We just stayed there and it is tremendous. The view and setting are amazing. The quality of the Keeper's house (2nd floor) is excellent. It is fresh, well decorated, and spacious.

- Mary, July 2017

We are fortunate to have traveled to many places in this world, but still contend, by far, this is the prettiest place on earth. Stay in the keeper's house. You will not be disappointed!!!! It is special.

- Spencer, July 2017