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Seasonal ~ Closed for Winter

Since it's a seasonal destination we were not allowed to go inside but still it was a great little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
581colleenc
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Troy, New York
So Beautiful

I love lighthouses. So we came to the museum which was close for lunch....they should put that on... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
christinal528
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Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
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7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
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+1 860-535-1440
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All reviews palmer house lighthouse museum light house historical society self guided walk up interesting artifacts surrounding area light tower after hours answer questions we enjoyed walking stone building entry fee scavenger hunt fresnel lens nice stop
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since it's a seasonal destination we were not allowed to go inside but still it was a great little drive to get there and cool dated houses on the drive most early 1800's and a few 1700's. To get to the lighthouse you have to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse is not impressive and the location between tow building is not great for pictures. However the parking is along the water and is a great place for walking and taking picture winter of summer.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bob A
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped and toured the old lighthouse museum and point. The museum is self guided and had many interesting period piece's. A tour of the palmer house was included in the cost. Great coastal views from the tower and at the point.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

They charge $10 per person, and it is just a very small lighthouse with some old items in glass casings to view. You have to take turns going up and down the steps to get to the top, so it is very cramped. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I love lighthouses. So we came to the museum which was close for lunch....they should put that on their website that they close for an hour everyday....we were not able to to go in but the outside is absolutely beautiful....

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This light house was beautiful-stunning views, awesome history and great staff. My kids also did a scavenger hunt within the museum- which was so much fun and even rewarded in the end. Great little beach across the street and some amazing restaurants on the water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I went there because I like lighthouses. The $10 fee was a bit pricey it should've been 5$ instead of $10There was plenty of artifacts on hand some reading. But the coolest part is that you could go up to the light tower and stand...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I have been here many times. My in-laws live nearby and when I visit them I come here. It's an old stone building with a long history, interesting artifacts and knowledgeable people to answer questions. I don't remember there being any "off limits" areas. At...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bassmanblues
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This tiny museum in a very old lighthouse in a fun stop. The lighthouse is from the early 1800s and there is a 16 star US flag flying out front. The beautiful stone structure shows it age . it's located nearly on the end of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Quiet little lighthouse with ample exhibits that chronicle the history and evolution of the town and people. Toured with my 76-year young mother and 10-year old daughter; we all enjoyed the lighthouse, especially my daughter because they offer a scavenger hunt that encourages learning and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ScottLori13
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Response from MammaShibs | Reviewed this property |
This would be difficult depending on mobility issues. Museum exploration might work though.
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Jack L
January 15, 2018|
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Response from quiltyny | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes there is a huge parking lot at the end of the street which is just a very short walk to the museum and if you park facing west you will enjoy the most beautiful sunset over the water.
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