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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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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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