We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point, NY 14555-9536
Phone Number: (315) 483-4936
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 83 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Lighthouse museum

Great place to visit while enjoying Lake Ontario and the bay! Concerts in evening on week-ends. Museum is interesting though small. Wonderful location .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
dixiedog2015
,
Easley, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 82: English reviews
Easley, South Carolina
Level Contributor
79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit while enjoying Lake Ontario and the bay! Concerts in evening on week-ends. Museum is interesting though small. Wonderful location .

Helpful?
Thank dixiedog2015
California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned so much! Who knew the British were here during the War of 1812? You can still climb all the way to the top of the tower. Great books in the gift shop. Lovely spacious grounds.

Helpful?
Thank WorldWideOpenRoad
Great Falls, Va
Level Contributor
75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is a repository of historical information on Sodus Point. The lighthouse in located on a beautiful bluff overlooking Lake Ontario and is a very popular place for weddings and other special events. Summer Sunday afternoons bring live entertainment from 2 to 4, bring a chair and relax.

Helpful?
Thank Jim R
Hatboro
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I knew that the lighthouse was closed on Mondays, that's when our trip took us there. It was still a beautiful day and we walked around the grounds which were very nicely kept.

Helpful?
Thank Nancy S
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic lighthouse has preserved a small slice of life on the southern shore of the Great Lake called Ontario from the 19th century. The spectacular view is worth the trip. During the summer; free concerts are held on the grounds each sunday afternoon. Every week a different genre is showcased from classical to rock.Sodus Point has several eateries and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ronald S
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I attended one of the free Sunday concerts and then toured the museum and walked the grounds. Its a great little museum with some neat exhibits on the lighthouse and the area. It is worth a visit if you are in the area!

Helpful?
Thank Carlo S
Cincinnati
Level Contributor
92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Hturtle333
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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. :)

Helpful?
Thank Kirk E
Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
446 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan K
Commerce, Georgia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank Amy D

Travelers who viewed Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum also viewed

 
Sodus Point, Finger Lakes
 

Been to Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?