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Phone Number: 860-535-1440
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Description: A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of...
A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
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Beautiful and historic site to see!

Park at the end point and walk 2 minutes up to the light house. Neat to see such a historic site. This is a good place to visit while you wait to eat at the Dog Watch Cafe down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Park at the end point and walk 2 minutes up to the light house. Neat to see such a historic site. This is a good place to visit while you wait to eat at the Dog Watch Cafe down the street. The museum was already closed when we arrived, but we enjoyed walking around to see the property to look... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was the last stop on our self created lighthouse tour of the New England area. Started at West Quoddy Point and after 5 full days arrived at Stonington Ct. This was a well preserved lighthouse, off the beaten path, but worth the excursion to find it. If you're into lighthouses, this is one for your list. While not a... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lots of interesting exhibits about sailing, whaling, the lighthouse, history of the area. It was fun to go to the top of the tower and see the view. Definitely worth an hour of your time. It's also right next to DuBois Beach so you can go swimming too.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love lighthouses. This one is no longer a working lighthouse but you can go to the top (30stairs and a ladder) and see the breathtaking view. The other 2 floors have so much history about CT, the war and the lighthouse. It was wonderful to explore.

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westerly, r.i.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very historic!Good for the history buff! Easy to reach by foot.The building is old but well preserved.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum tells the story of Stonington - it is a local history museum housed in the lighthouse, rather than a museum about the lighthouse itself. I would recommend seeing it after you've toured the town.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love lighthouses of any kind, and this one is no exception. While it's not a large one, it still has a nice little museum there that talks about the Stonington area and is nice for a little bit of history. Also you can climb up to the top. It's not too far up a spiral staircase, and then straight... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

From the title, I had thought this would be a museum dedicated to lighthouses (one of my passions). Instead, it is a museum dedicated to the history of the town of Stonington thru the ages, located in an old stone building & lighthouse which is owned by the Historical Society. Nevertheless it is a very interesting museum, filled with eclectic... More 

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CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sleepy little Stonington village was once a bustling seaport town. This small museum is a jewel with interesting artifacts from a bygone era. You feel like you've stepped back in time before you even take in the collection which tells the story of sealers, whalers, the war of 1812, steamships and trains. One of the most charming museums I have... More 

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South Glens Falls, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was off season so it wasn't open. If you want to be able to go inside you would have to visit during the regular tourist season.

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