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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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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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Beautiful View of Lake Ontario

We stopped for a quick break and were surprised at how peaceful this bay is. There are benches for sitting and watching the boats sail by. The museum was not open when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We stopped for a quick break and were surprised at how peaceful this bay is. There are benches for sitting and watching the boats sail by. The museum was not open when we visited late in the season, but the building itself is beautiful and there are enough signs to grasp the history and significance of the lighthouse.

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Thank DDUPSTATENY
Upstate, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The lighthouse is a beautifully maintained gem, but the museum was an unexpected bonus. I would encourage you to take the tours conducted by friendly well informed staff who bring the exhibits to life.

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1 Thank Wonderful-Joy
syracuse, new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Found this museum very interesting but felt there was more untold about the area than was told. Museum is small but the atmosphere is enchanting.

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Thank ritajlu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Spent a little time in the tower at the lookout, walked the manicured grounds and took in the sights.

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Thank roy b
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

During the summer months the Lighthouse features Sunday concerts. There is a small fee to visit the Lighthouse but it features an interesting overview of Sodus history

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Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I cannot say too much about the museum because I failed to do my homework and visited on a Monday when they are closed! From the outside it is a beautiful lighthouse and has nice views of the lake. The surrounding park had numerous sunbathers and nature lovers. We took a walk to the pier where the current light resides.

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Thank bbbob84
Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quaint spot to visit, especially if combined with a trip through the apple orchards on Lake Road with a stop at Burnap's Farm Market!

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

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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1 Thank Robert F
Pittsford, New York
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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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