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Old Lighthouse Museum

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Address: Stonington, CT
Phone Number: 860-535-1440
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of...

A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.

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Great lookout point!

The museum was unfortunately closed when my mom and I visited the lighthouse, but the views were spectacular! There is a nice-sized parking lot and a beach next to it. Since the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2016
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ithaca, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Note: We did not visit the tour/museum, only outside of it and the surrounding area. The day that my friend and I visit, it was cloudy and slight drizzle but that did not stop us to come to the Old Lighthouse Museum. Somehow I was expecting it to be much bigger, since most of the light houses in New England... More 

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Woodridge, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A lot of history inside such a small space. The self guided tour is $9 for adults (a little high in my opinion). There are several rooms of artifacts and the beach is within walking distance. A nice stop if you are already in the area.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The museum was unfortunately closed when my mom and I visited the lighthouse, but the views were spectacular! There is a nice-sized parking lot and a beach next to it. Since the museum was closed, we walked around the back of the museum and sat on a bench to relax. Definitely worth a visit!

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Bridgewater, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Lovely on outside but unable to get inside. Structure was in an odd place. was under impression it was open all year

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Didn't have time for a tour so we chose not to pay the entrance fee and just viewed the outside. Neat gardens and outdoor displays and a great view of the sea in the background. Bracing in the strong wind. Loved watching the activities opposite on the small beach with the gulls playing with a sandwich box, dog walkers, people... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We didn't make it in time for them to be open, but they left the front gate open and so we could walk around the grounds, taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. For the holidays, they did hang garland wreaths on the lighthouse itself which made it quite festive.

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Thank Nancy B
Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Stone lighthouse. Amazing architecture. Terrific gift shop. Awesome historical nautical displays. Winding stairwell to top. Accessing dome is tricky with ladder. Gorgeous view. Well maintained. Parking further down narrow street at beach. Pretty area. Small museum but very quaint.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

You will meander through the streets of Stonington to find this lighthouse, and parking is easiest about 100 yards further down water street at duBois beach and walking back. It was windy on the day I visited and I didn't take the tour as $9 seemed a little steep for a tour and the best part to me is what... More 

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Thank TryppAdams
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We didn't actually go in but the structure is very pretty. It and the entire little town of Stonington are easily missed, I drove by it at least 3 times several years ago and found the lighthouse only after researching nearby lighthouses while visiting Mystic. Based on the website I wish we had gone in but the weather was very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

What a great little museum. Park on the beach and get a far away view, then walk up and tour the lighthouse for some very interesting local history. It makes you really appreciate the lighthouse keepers and their lives. The view from the light is awesome. We weren't told, however, that the Palmer House was part of the admission and... More 

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