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Rondout Lighthouse

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1 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6091
+1 914-338-0071
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Nostalgic Lighthouse

You need a boat to get to the Rondout Lighthouse, and the entrance to the Kingston area from the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
StuartGustafson
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Boise, Idaho
Rip Van Winkle Boat Ride

The "Rip" departs the Rondout Creek for a nice 2 hour boatride along the Hudson River, seeing 2... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
gliderTom
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Shrub Oak NY
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You can reach this historic 86-year-old lighthouse by boat tours from the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
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  • Average5%
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1 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6091
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You need a boat to get to the Rondout Lighthouse, and the entrance to the Kingston area from the Hudson River. But there are signs and replicas on display in the town so you can learn about the role that this fixture played in the...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

The "Rip" departs the Rondout Creek for a nice 2 hour boatride along the Hudson River, seeing 2 lighthouses and all the Mansions. Decent bar on boards, great sunning [if you like that], and enclosed areas as well. Interesting narration too. All fro about $25....More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

If you like lighthouses then you will like this lighthouse. It’s free and easy to get to. There is a nice little hike nearby as well.

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Scenic views, pleasant breezes and flowing water, tides and eddy's. It's historic, it's educational and it's there to keep everyone safe.

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We saw this lighthouse while cruising the Hudson RIver. The guide told us about how the lighthouse keeper & his family lived in the house. It's only accessible via boat, so it would have been a unique life to say the least. Glad we were...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Great docent so knowledgeable Mark. This is actually the third location. Very neat rooms , living quarters Can go all the way to the top. Sandy took out the power. The light is still in use but powered by solar. The city is not repairing...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Enjoyed this light house while on the river cruise, beautiful setting on the Hudson. A great historical landmark to add to my light house list.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Saw this lighthouse pretty close up on the Hudson River Cruise. Pretty cool. I think the only way to go inside it is if you go on a special lighthouse cruise since it's not connected by land.

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Before our travels we looked up information on this Rondout Lighthouse so it was pretty easy to find. The 2 parks were nice too. One had the view of the river of which we watched a large boat being pushed by a smaller one. They...More

2  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Following a brisk walk through the woods and marsh we reached the light house. Not open to the public while we were there, it does have 2 bedrooms available to overnight guests. Obviously right on the Hudson, it was cool and windy, but sighting a...More

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thank you so much for your kind words
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Response from Lydia F | Reviewed this property |
Hudson River Cruises on the Rip Van Winkle...book through the Hudson River Museum in Kingston, the Lighthouse cruises take place in September and October & include the Esopus Meadow Lighthouse & catered lunch.
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Response from HappilyRetiredNYS |
Go to the Hudson River Maritime Museum site and select visit (at top), then Rondout lighthouse to get on an email list for information. You can also go to 'home' and contact the museum directly. There is no food allowed at... More
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