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Old Lighthouse Museum

Stonington, CT
860-535-1440
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Stonington
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
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Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Didn't do the inside tour as I didn't have enough money to spare at the time and also have lunch or a snack somewhere. The lighthouse is just up the road a little from Du Bois beach and the houses around here are very beautiful, quaint and full of character. Next time I visit I'll take the tour.

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Piedmont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Plan your visit to make sure you have the time to tour the Palmer House also located in Stonington because the ticket for the museum includes the house tour which doesn't start until 1 p.m. We weren't aware of this and hadn't allowed time to stay until the afternoon. The museum is small, but if you will take the time... More 

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Thorold, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great view from the top of the lighthouse. The museum itself is nothing exceptional but for the combined ticket price with the Palmer house it is certainly worth stopping by.

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

2 couples 65 years of age visited the lighthouse. The young man at the desk never offered any senior discount. He also had no knowledge of the dedication plaque outside. He also did not indicate the difficult straight ladder climb up to the outside if the lighthouse. All of this should have been offered in advance of purchase of the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This lighthouse is very picturesque and includes a great museum as well. It does cost $9 per adult, less for seniors, children and active military members. Luckily we visited on a Tuesday which is buy 1 get 1 so my girlfriend was free. Included in the admission is the tower climb. It is a short set of stairs and a... More 

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Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a beautiful old lighthouse. Exhibits are interesting, and the staff is very friendly. The small museum is interesting, and the tickets a good value since it is combined with the Palmer House.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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