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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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What a great little place

A beautiful lighthouse, great scenery, and very nice people. We arrived and paid a few dollars for admission to climb the lighthouse and see the museum. Very much worth the few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A beautiful lighthouse, great scenery, and very nice people. We arrived and paid a few dollars for admission to climb the lighthouse and see the museum. Very much worth the few dollars for this little museum. We had a very nice Navy veteran give us a tour of the museum and tell us some stories about some of their highlighted... More 

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Pittsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This little museum is really lovely. Everyone working there is happy to explain all about the museum artifacts.A great place to bring children to as part of a day at the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited on July 4th when they had a lot of activities going. They had free admission on July 4th , a pancake breakfast, and a small collection of artistic craft booths. ( I especially enjoyed seeing several photography vendors! )

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We found ourselves in Sodus Point on a fairly cool July day last year. The Historical lighthouse wass open, and we enjoyed a couple hours there, even climbing to the top of the lighthouse. Awesome view, but a caveat to those who may be claustrophobic. Docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. Gift shop has a wide price range. Beautiful place.... More 

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We actually arrived at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum late in the afternoon after it was closed. But, no matter - The location and tranquility of this spot was one of the high points of my drive circling Lake Ontario. The lighthouse itself is beautiful - but so are the grounds and views of the lake and Sodus Bay. Take... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A lot of well-organized historical information about the lighthouse, town, and historical periods. We did have to wait a while until someone was available for us to pay. The top of the lighthouse has a narrow trap door, which may be difficult for some to navigate. Lovely view at the top of Sodus Bay. Information about lighthouse keepers and Sodus... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited the lighthouse June 20, 2015. They have a small museum with some interesting lighthouse and seafaring items to view. Then we ascended to the top of the lighthouse. The climb was easy. The entry into the latter room was a little tight for me but I made it. The grounds around the lighthouse we beautiful with beautiful beds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great History, Tim was wonderful as he was very knowledgeable about the lighthouse, the Sodus Point area and war of 1812!!!

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Loch Arbour, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The location of this old lighthouse is just beautiful. The grounds are nice for strolling and there are benches for just sitting and enjoying Lake Ontario. I paid the $4.00 fee to go inside. There was a tour guide, but I wasn't interested in the history. I just appreciate lighthouses for the appearance and location. The guide wasn't very happy... More 

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Sodus Point, New York
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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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Address: 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555
Phone Number: (315) 483-4936
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Sodus Point

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