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Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555
Phone Number: (315) 483-4936
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Description: Built in 1824, the original lighthouse tower was almost destroyed during...
Built in 1824, the original lighthouse tower was almost destroyed during the Civil War, fell into disrepair, rebuilt in 1870, and now is open to the public as a maritime museum and library.
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Premier attraction in the area. Nice small museum, small but interesting and well stocked gift shop, helpful and friendly docents, gorgeous grounds with very well maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Sodus Point, New York
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Sodus Point, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Premier attraction in the area. Nice small museum, small but interesting and well stocked gift shop, helpful and friendly docents, gorgeous grounds with very well maintained gardens and an outstanding view of Lake Ontario and the Sodus Bay channel. Many special events through out the season (May 1-October 31.) Free concerts on the lawn July 4 and every Sunday through... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A friend and I visited the Lighthouse/Museum on a beautiful fall day. Before even going in, we were greeted by friendly volunteers, who offered coffee and muffins- a very nice welcome. We bypassed a guided tour in progress, paid our $4 each, and climbed the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse, The last couple of steps, up through... More 

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I visited the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum and were pleasantly surprised by their welcoming attitude. Then, as we were guided by a volunteer docent, we saw all of the artifacts.........wonderful. Then 72 steps up to the top of the lighthouse....what a view. It looks small om the outside but it contains large memories. Highly recommended!!!

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Stonington, Connecticut
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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a beautiful spot overlooking Lake Ontario with a view of the Chimney Bluffs down the shore. There's an old lighthouse with a very nice small museum and every Sunday afternoon through the summer they have free music concerts of all varieties. You bring a blanket or chair and sit on the grass, and there are soft drinks, local... More 

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Rockville MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On a day trip to Rochester, we headed east and visited Sodus Point. The staff at the lighthouse could not have been nicer, even though we arrived right at their closing time. They graciously still gave us a tour and allowed us to take our time. Great, historic place to visit, and the views from the lighthouse were terrific!

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Wooster, Ohio
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I am by no means an enthusiast when it comes to sailing, or ships, or anything nautical really, but if I was this museum would have been an absolute delight. I however went for one reason, to see the views from and the ability to climb up an old lighthouse. It did not disappoint. For a small fee you can... More 

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Norton, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our trip home to Mass. from Rochester, New York could have been just a 7+ hour drive (with stops) along Rte. 90 seeing only cars, trucks and rest areas, but we decided we'd do some sightseeing along the way. Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination, so, about an hour from Rochester, we took take a sharp... More 

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Corning, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you go to the light house you will find beautiful grounds, a well maintain light house and lots of interesting history. What you wont find is a bathroom and don't make the same mistake I did by thinking the sign means it is for museum visitors. I went to use the outside bathroom which did have a sign on... More 

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Irondequoit New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very interesting tour. Fun to climb to the top of the Lighthouse and to see out on Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay. Lots of history and guides made it enjoyable.

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Victor, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Spent the day in Sodus Point. Sat outside the lighthouse on the nicely landscaped grounds. A wedding had just taken place- the weather was perfect. Will have to go inside next time.

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