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Rondout Lighthouse

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Address: One Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone Number: 914-338-0071

You can reach this historic 86-year-old lighthouse by boat tours from the...

You can reach this historic 86-year-old lighthouse by boat tours from the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

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Very nice - view from boat

Got a good view of the lighthouse from the Hudson River Cruise ship Rip Van Winkle. Appears to be in good shape.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
Bruce N
Barnesville, Pennsylvania
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Barnesville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Got a good view of the lighthouse from the Hudson River Cruise ship Rip Van Winkle. Appears to be in good shape.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

It's a shame the main road "Roundout landing"doesn't follow the creek all the way, we actually had to do a little trespassing to get a good view at the lighthouse.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Have been travelling around getting photograph's in the Hudson Valley and this is worth the trip. It has a trail to walk and come around the waterfront where old railroad tracks are present and the lighthouse is just so beautiful sitting out in the water with rock paths to and from the house.

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We boarded a Hudson Cruise boat at the HRMM and traveled to the mouth of the Rondout Creek to tour the lighthouse. The tour is led by a knowledgable guide who answers questions as well as narrating. Not handicapped accessible due to many stairs.

1 Thank RetiredTeacher2007
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

You have to want to visit this lighthouse. I sits amid the tidal flats so access even at low tide is almost impossible. You can see it pretty well from the park nestled between the co-gen station and the Kingston BMX park on Delaware. Go past the BMX park and go through the wrought iron gate on the right. Take... More 

1 Thank EZGoingTraveler10001
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The lighthouse tour on Rondout Creek and the Hudson River which we did yesterday on a sparkling fall day in the mid-Hudson Valley is an absolute must for anyone who appreciates the history and the beauty of the Kingston area. The 1871 Esopus Meadows Lighthouse has been fully restored and brings mid-19th Century travails on the river to life. While... More 

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Spring Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A very picaresque lighthouse Best sen form a boat ride . You can take great shots form a small walk Lots of fun history

2 Thank Runningman51
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We are trying to make it around the US and take as many photos as we can; this is a unique design and well worth exploring. Can't get on ground, but is a cool light.

1 Thank JohnandJana
Hurley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Happened to stumble upon a tour that was offered through the maritime museum and me and a friend went. It was great and very informative. They even let us check out the basement because we were curious how it was set up on the water. They did temporarily stop tours but keep checking because they will probably offer them again.... More 

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Boston MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We saw the light from a river tour, there was no direct access to the light house. the boat that took people out to the light house stopped running last year

3 Thank MeterReader

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