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Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point, NY 14555-9536
Phone Number: (315) 483-4936
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Built in 1824, the original lighthouse tower was almost destroyed during...

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.

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BEAUTIFUL Grounds

The grounds around this lighthouse/museum were beautiful and peaceful. We sat on one of their benches and took in the view for a while before going into the museum. The museum was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Hturtle333
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds around this lighthouse/museum were beautiful and peaceful. We sat on one of their benches and took in the view for a while before going into the museum. The museum was packed with historical information and, my favorite, old pictures. You can also climb up to the light.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place was small, with a nice plot of well maintained land around it with some flowers. The people were nice and they let you go up into the lighthouse. It has a great lake view with a nice breeze from the lake and their is a picnic table near by. :)

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting to see the lighthouse, but what we didn't expect was to be able to climb the tower, see a ton of memorabilia, and get a nice guided tour. One of the neatest items on display was a map from the 1740's that canoe mapping teams had made of the Great Lakes. Many interesting displays like this on... More 

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Thank Jonathan K
Commerce, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is an incredible place to learn to history of the area as well as view the incredible view. Climb the spiral staircase and see far across the lake and the village of Sodus Point. Watch the water change it's face- when sunny and warm or windy and blowing.

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Thank Amy D
Morrisville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really glad we stopped here for the hour it took, this is a beautiful little lighthouse right on the bay. The staff is very friendly and will give you a very informative tour while you are there. There is a $5.00 admission fee and it is worth it. Among the cool things here is you get to go up into... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Man what a viewpoint on Lake Ontario in a picturesque little town. The museum had just closed when we arrived but there was plenty room to roam around for great photos!

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Sodus, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Really cool place to see. The landscaping outside is gorgeous too. Lots of neat history behind it and lots to learn. Reasonable pricing and excellent customer service.

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Thank Kelly C
Sodus Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

It is a wonderful spot to stop, relax and take in all the scenery. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The view of Lake Ontario and the surrounding area is wonderful to observe. Met the lighthouse museum director. He was extremely knowledgeable of the museum and it's history. He took the time to explain some of the fascinating displays they had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We stopped for a quick break and were surprised at how peaceful this bay is. There are benches for sitting and watching the boats sail by. The museum was not open when we visited late in the season, but the building itself is beautiful and there are enough signs to grasp the history and significance of the lighthouse.

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Upstate, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The lighthouse is a beautifully maintained gem, but the museum was an unexpected bonus. I would encourage you to take the tours conducted by friendly well informed staff who bring the exhibits to life.

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