Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Visiting Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Nantucket/LV-112 will be undergoing restoration for the next 2-3 years. However, the ship is open for tours and educational programs to the general public during this time period on a limited basis. We look forward to your visit.

Our location
Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 is berthed on the East Boston waterfront at the end of the "Boston Harborwalk" at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston, Massachusetts (former Bethlehem Atlantic Works Shipyard).

Our hours
Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 will be opening for the 2016 season on April 23 and will be open on Saturdays, 10am – 4pm until the last Saturday in October. However, Individual and group tours also can be arranged by appointment throughout the year on other days while undergoing restoration.

On August 7, we will be celebrating National Lighthouse Day, as we did last year and will activate LV-112’s historic main light beacon and its powerful foghorn at her homeport berth, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, in Boston Harbor on the East Boston waterfront. More information about this historic event will be forthcoming.

For more information please contact us at 617.797.0135 or via email:

We request a $5 donation per person. Children under age 12 are free. Nantucket/LV-112 currently is not handicap accessible.

Contact information
We can be reached at 617.797.0135 or email.

LV-112 is berthed at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston, MA; directions. Free parking at the marina. City Water Taxi: offering a $10 special roundtrip rate from Long Wharf, stop #15, to Nantucket/LV-112 at Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, stop #68, view map of water taxi. MBTA Subway: take Blue Line to Maverick Station, walk to marina (approx. 15 minutes); view walking route.