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Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

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7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point, NY 14555-9536
+1 315-483-4936
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This is a go to place in Sodus Pt!

The view from the top is magnificent. Reading about the history and listening to the staff talk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
johnson12018
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Penfield, New York
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Lighthouse tour

We had an outstanding tour guide who spent an hour with us sharing the history of the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mooregoplaces
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Saranac Lake, New York
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Built in 1824, the original lighthouse tower was almost destroyed during the Civil War, fell into disrepair, rebuilt in 1870, and now is open to the public as a maritime museum and library.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point, NY 14555-9536
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The view from the top is magnificent. Reading about the history and listening to the staff talk about the area is fantastic.Also bands play out on the lawn every Sunday afternoon.Family friendly!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an outstanding tour guide who spent an hour with us sharing the history of the lighthouse. Wonderful stories and very interesting artifacts in the museum. Small gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to have a concert. The museum puts on a concert series on Sundays throughout the Summer. We saw Stroke and it was awesome. They offer hot dogs sausage sandwiches and other items for sale. The view is spectacular. Take the time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our daughter's wedding in the beautiful grounds at the Lighthouse. The location is lovely with a great view of the current lighthouse and Lake Ontario. Joe was so helpful & accommodating and it was a perfect day!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful property both inside and out. The museum provides a wonderful view into the history of Sodus Point. I grew up on the Point and particularly appreciate the display on the old coal trestle which was operational when I was a kid. The grounds...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lighthouse is well-preserved/restored. The surrounding grounds and view are beautiful. There is a well-curated museum and a short tour with guide. You can climb up to the top of the lighthouse and see the view from there.

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Unfortunately, we were passing through Sodus and didn’t have time to go into the museum. But, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful grounds and lighthouse! The uniqueness of this particular lighthouse, along with the lighthouse keepers house (in the front), was well worth a quick stop....More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

The grounds around the museum are beautifully groomed and offer great vantage points for taking pictures. This museum provides a great history of the Sodus Point area. The displays are informative and interactive. Climb up the spiral staircase to see the lake, beach and pier...More

Thank Rose H
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Small historic lighthouse with guided tours. This a great site for about an hour tour. Our docent Maddie was fantastic and explained things in the perfect amount of detail. The views from the tower are impressive.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This museum is authentic, providing a great history of the Sodus Point area. The displays are informative and interactive. Climb up the spiral staircase to see the lake, beach and pier with its lighthouse. Don’t forget the free concerts on the lawn on Sunday’s. We...More

Thank alhd1959
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