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Old Lighthouse Museum

Stonington, CT
860-535-1440
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Stonington
Type: Specialty Museums, Lighthouses
Description: A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Old Lighthouse Museum is a great place to get a good look at history from many angles. I have been there several times of the years and never disappointed as I learn something new each time. Nice town to spend some time, get some history and enjoy the water.

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NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stonington ct. is a charming little town, & less touristy then Mystic, I was in Mystic for a few days & was told to check out Stonington, which is only about 5 Miles from down town Mystic, so i figured what the heck & went. To my pleasant surprise I found an old lighthouse that is now a museum, When... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We visit Stonington often and always want to go to the lighthouse but always run out of time. We made the time and it was well worth it. The museum is small and very focused. We did not even know there was a battle of Stonington during the War of 1812 and the settlers beat back the British. We found... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The location was right at the point you could see for miles. The sunset was beautiful, the only place to take a good picture from all points. The town was so pleasant, old fashion.

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Fairplay, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This small museum has a lot packed into it. Plus the view from the top of the light house is beautiful. It was nice to learn about the history too. Also, I think Tuesday's are buy one get one free admission.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Old Lighthouse Museum is like an old cabinet of curiosities. The site is stunning and you can see three states from the tower. It's one of my favorite spots in Stonington. Also you can visit the Palmer House, home of Nathaniel Palmer who discovered Antarctica.

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I have to agree with the majority of reviewers, Stonington is a wonderful little town to stop off in for a couple hours, and we found the lighthouse easy to find, quaint, and enjoyable. Right next to a small beach area with ample parking and some picnic tables, and great ocean views.

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Sydney
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A cute museum with plenty of maritime history of Long Island. It is worth an hour or two of your time

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It seems like the residents of Stonington emptied their attics to stock this fascinating little museum. We learned a lot about the area and enjoyed the brief climb up to the top of the lighthouse.

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Canton, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This museum is rich with history and artifacts dating back to the War of 1812. It was enlightening to learn of the attack on Stonington by the British. We never realized the vulnerability of Connecticut during this period. The tower has narrow and windy stairs leading up to the lookout. I didn't go all the way up - just enough... More

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