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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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North Arlington, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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