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Address: One Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone Number: 914-338-0071
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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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Tour sponsored by the Hudson River Maritime Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
RetiredTeacher2007
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Kingston, New York
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Staten Island, New York, United States
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Laura T
Kingston, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank RetiredTeacher2007
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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Thank EZGoingTraveler10001
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Lydia F
Spring Valley, New York
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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

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1 Thank Runningman51
Indianapolis, Indiana
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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.

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1 Thank JohnandJana
Hurley, New York
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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

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3 Thank MeterReader
flushing, ny
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232 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Being April, the boats weren't running yet, but we went down North Avenue, made a turn at the Mill & then walked a short path to a view of the lighthouse. Afterwards, we went across the bridge to view the other side of the lighthouse from the Amtrak Station over in Rhinebeck - also worth the trip if you love... More 

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Kingston, New York
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went with a bunch of friends who won a prize at a silent auction for 50 people on a boat trip that included drinks and dinner delivered to us at the lighthouse on a gorgeous summer night. Total blast. Very historical !

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