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

Light Station Buildings Closed Until Next Year The keeper’s house and tower at Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station are now closed. The buildings will re-open in June 2019. Days and … 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

Sunrises and sunsets are stunning, punctuated by the parade of lobster and sail boats.

- Barbara, August 18, 2017

I cannot express the gratitude I have for all of the dedication and hard work that has been given to the restoration of such a beautiful Light House.

- Kathy, July 2, 2017

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

- Mary, July 15, 2017

Took our weekly vacation on Swans Island, really enjoyed our great times there with our family & friends.

- Edith, April 20, 2016

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 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 10, 2017

The apartment, the weather, the people, the beach, the trails and especially the views have been exceptional.

- Ted and Carol, August 12, 2017