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Rainy Day Adventure

Quiet little lighthouse with ample exhibits that chronicle the history and evolution of the town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas
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Lovely lighthouse - explore the back as well!

Nice off the beaten path stone lighthouse with tons of personality! The museum was closed when we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
+1 860-535-1440
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank britosjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to see this lighthouse based on other reviews, and it was ok, but just ok! $10 entry fee, to view a few rooms, for about a half hour tour. The stairs to the top are very narrow and could be a problem...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice off the beaten path stone lighthouse with tons of personality! The museum was closed when we were there, but we enjoyed walking around the property, especially the back where there are a couple of benches. We sat there and enjoyed watching the water for...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Stonington by Boat and saw the lighthouse from the water. It’s a beautiful beacon. We got into Town after hours and the museum was closed but we strolled the front and took on the views.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We went on a hot midsummer day. Lots of artifacts from early Stonington times. We enjoyed it. Parking may be a challenge. I understand that parking in the adjacent beach lot is OK but if it is a nice day it may be hard to...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We didn't get to go inside, but enjoyed viewing the exterior after closing. Worth seeing even if you can't go inside the museum. Parking is available at the adjacent DuBois Beach. Stunning sunset views from this spot!

1  Thank Nica
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We were in Mystic for the weekend this trip was the only time we got in the car for a drive. It worked out great with the views of the Ocean and Long Island sound. The museum is quite small but with a load of...More

4  Thank Jfotogiz1
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Loved the Old Lighthouse as well as Dubois Beach )collected sea glass & the charming houses and main square of Stonington.

2  Thank wpbtraveler3858
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June 2, 2018|
Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
This would be difficult depending on mobility issues. Museum exploration might work though.
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.