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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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Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A very unique and cozy museum. so lovely right on the water. The staff was helpful to answer questions that you might have. A walk up to the look out...

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Long island, NY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We recently stepped into yesteryear by way of the Old lighthouse museum. It is a small museum near DuBois beach. The admission price was $9 per person, but it also included a tour of the Captain Palmer house (you have to drive there to see it). You can climb up to the top of the lighthouse and get a good... More

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Philadelphia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very small three rooms. You can climb to the top and look out at the top but it is not more than @ 20 feet up.

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Douglas, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

historical light house and museum nestled by a small town beach. DuBois Beach is across the street from it. Easy walk for shopping too.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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