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Old Lighthouse Museum

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7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
+1 860-535-1440
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Preservation at its Finest

The Old Lighthouse Museum is next to Dubois Beach on Stonington Point. Do stop in to see this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChanEvan
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Great Little Museum With a Lighthouse as a Bonus!

We recently stayed at The Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, and took out one of their on-property... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The_Loup_Garou
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Phoenix, Arizona
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
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"interesting artifacts"
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"main street"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Lighthouse Museum is next to Dubois Beach on Stonington Point. Do stop in to see this well-preserved antique collection. The dollhouse upstairs is precious. If you’re not familiar with “cisterns,” the Docent will explain the system. See the glass floor panel in my...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at The Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, and took out one of their on-property cars, a nice Mercedes E Cabriolet, for a day of exploring the area. The Concierge at The Ocean House gave a strong recommendation for Stonington, CT, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While this small museum takes a page from Stonington’s history in the War of 1812 - successfully fighting off a British naval invasion with only three canons in 1814 - the other true gems here are the Civil War drum and rifles on the second...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent girls' weekend trip to Stonington, we stopped at the Old Lighthouse Museum. Lots of pictures and memorabilia added to the interest level. Two glass plates in the floor showed the old well and sub-cellar. Best part was climbing the ladder to the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Lighthouse Museum is opened May-October 10am-5pm. We visited in April so we weren’t allowed access inside the building. It was still worth it to have a look around the grounds. It’s a beautifully constructed building and I am sure the views from the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Old Light House Museum, by chance after originally wanting to visit the Mystic Aquarium on a cool rainy Saturday, skipped the aquarium due to the overwhelming crowds. Have lived in Ct. my whole life and never ventured to Stonington Borough, so we...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Nice old building. No longer used as a lighthouse, used as a museum now. Parking is down the street so be aware of that. If you have mobility issues and you have someone who can drop you off, they can leave you right at the...More

2  Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We drove to see this, but unfortunately it was raining and we didn't want to park down the road and walk up to the building.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

The history in this building is amazing that you won't want to leave. This charming 2-story lighthouse dates back to the 1700's and the museum inside gives you the history of Stonington and the Battle of 1814... so many items to look at that you...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This museum ticket also allows you to have a guided tour through the Palmer House. The tour had very knowledgeable people to guide you and the history of the lighthouse is very interesting. So much I did not know about lighthouses in general and the...More

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ScottLori13
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Donna S | 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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