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Sheffield Island Lighthouse

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Address: 4 N Water St, Seaport Dock, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
Phone Number: +1 203-838-9444
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The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained...

The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.Sheffield Island with its historic 145-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse tower provides magnificent views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline. Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past.

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Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry and Nature Trail Tour
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Well kept lighthouse with informative tour by Lighthouse Keeper

Informative tour on the history of the lighthouse and what it was like to live on the island in 19th and 20th centuries. Furnishings and photos are original.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
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Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Informative tour on the history of the lighthouse and what it was like to live on the island in 19th and 20th centuries. Furnishings and photos are original.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this place by boat on a hot day. Had a swim. It wasn't crowded mid-week. Really strange to be so close to the busy-ness of the world, but on a small island with a lighthouse that could be miles away.

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Thank Susan B
Norwalk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We're a 50 person company in town and the Norwalk Seaport Association helped us put together a really terrific company picnic on the Island. Staff was extremely accommodating and helpful and everyone at our company had a great time... both on the island and on the boat ride there and back. What a great "get away", while still being so... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place to visit. A wonderful getaway in a peaceful setting. Great to see the lighthouse is kept in good condition and the island is undeveloped. A haven for wildlife. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Do this trip. You will love it!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowledgable tour guides both on the ferry and at the lighthouse. Brought my one year old son and relatives from out of town. It was enjoyable by all!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The crew was kind and courteous and knowledgeable. We had a great time exploring the island with our kids. Highly recommend it!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice ride and beautiful water and helpful staff. It's nice to see a lighthouse open to the public and you can bring a picnic lunch or buy stuff there

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a fun, educational time with the family- it's been an annual trip for the last 3 years and never disappoints.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a day with perfect weather. We had lunch and went on the path to the overlook and it was really nice.We also walked along the beach which was really nice. Would go again.

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Monroe, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Sheffield Island Ferry to the Island and Lighthouse last Saturday. It was a great boat ride thru the harbor and out to the island. Tour of the Lighthouse and nature walk tour were very nice. Lot's of great history of the area. Being only a mile or so from the mainland, yet with the peacefulness of the... More 

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