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Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum

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A really well restored Lighthouse with good tours

We were given a very nice tour of the lighthouse by “Lighthouse Dave”, don’t call him “Dunkirk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bill H
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North Tonawanda, New York
Ahoy! A real, working lighthouse and a wonderful history exhibit!

Yes. You should make it a point to stop here (we spent about 1.5 hours). They have a tour which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mayorriven
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Manlius, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were given a very nice tour of the lighthouse by “Lighthouse Dave”, don’t call him “Dunkirk Dave” as he doesn’t like being compared to a rodent. He was very thorough and knowledgeable about the lighthouse and local history. It was a very pleasant 3...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes. You should make it a point to stop here (we spent about 1.5 hours). They have a tour which points out some highlights, the buildings, and the lighthouse itself. NOTICE: the lighthouse stairs are narrow, spiral, see through wrought iron and the last segment...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scenic and fascinating spot. Being here made me wish I could continue my explorations of the lighthouses of the Great Lakes.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jean L
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Did not have the opportunity to do the guided tour but it is a very interesting piece of history We spoke briefly to the tour guide and he was very knowledgeable so I am sure the tour would be interesting

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Great place for the whole family, great sightseeing great for walking and picnics and family gatherings.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We like to get off the freeway a bit when we can. Since we overnighted in Dunkirk, we decided to drive by this spot as a detour back to the freeway as we enjoy light houses. We did not take the tour but did walk...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We are from Iowa approximately800 miles away & made a special plan to go out of the way to see the lighthouse on the way to Niagara Falls as my wife collects lighthouse things. With all that said we showed up @ 5 minutes to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Until I found this on TripAdvisor, no one in my family had ever heard of a lighthouse in Dunkirk. And my father grew up in Dunkirk! We've lived in Chautauqua County for decades! Granted it's not a lighthouse like you will see in Maine or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We stopped in here on a beautiful August day and took the tour of the light house and checked out the museum. We very much enjoyed the rooms dedicated to the US military. they have museum rooms for the Army, Air force, Marines, Navy and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pennyforthoughts
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

You can tell the volunteers are passionate about their lighthouse. Bring the kids for an engaging tour of the lightkeeprs quarters and see one of the Great Lakes original Fresnel lights! Most impressive. Special events here include Shakespeare on the Lake each July and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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