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The Tarrytown Lighthouse

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Address: Kingsland Point Park, Palmer Avenue, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone Number: 914-242-7275

Southern-most of the 8 Hudson River live-in lighthouses.

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Limited Access and a little run down

Could not actually access the lighthouse because the area was fenced off. I suppose we could have went through the hole but it did not seem right. This isn't really worth the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jason S
Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could not actually access the lighthouse because the area was fenced off. I suppose we could have went through the hole but it did not seem right. This isn't really worth the drive because unless you come when the tour is.

1 Thank Jason S
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Long a fixture on the Hudson River, the 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow, formerly known as the Tarrytown Lighthouse or the Kingsland Point Lighthouse, is the only Caisson-style lighthouse on the river. Erected in 1882-1883, the lighthouse provided navigational aid to shipping on the Hudson and warned captains away from the dangerous shoals on the river's eastern shore. It is... More 

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The entire area was fenced off. We tried several locations to get some good photographs of the lighthouse. It was closed and there wasn't any access we could find. Not worth the trip to find it. We did see a sign that it was closed, but with all the construction around the site and the new bridge they are building,... More 

1 Thank Roni C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

There is nothing extraordinary about this decommissioned, little lighthouse but it somehow manages to conjure up romance just sitting there in the majestic Hudson River.

Thank Emily C
Port Charlotte, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

It's a small lighthouse at the end of a trail after you have walked thru the park. It was old and narrow and you kept climbing and the iron staircase was very narrow. There was a bell at the top and the historian encouraged everyone to ring it. He described the history better than all the pictures on the various... More 

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We attempted to visit the Lighthouse but were unable to access it. Directions took us to an area that was questionable and we could only see it from a distance. Had a better view from the bridge traveling home.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Lighthouses have an appeal no matter what part of the world you are in. Had a local driver so no problem finding it. Worthwhile spending a little time enjoying the views. The views may not be the best in the world but as a tourist, did love seeing another part of New York, rather than just downtown Manhattan.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Kingsland Point Light aka Tarrytown Light aka Sleepy Hollow Light Finding it. After reading reviews about how hard it was to find and get to the lighthouse, we set ourselves a time limit on when to give up. But in fact the light house is easy to find. The key is Palmer Ave. If you are on US-9 (Broadway through... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Make sure you check the schedule. Worthwhile to go inside and get the tour, which is given by volunteer docents.

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Katy, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Pathway currently closed to walk up to it, but it was nice to admire from afar! Beautiful park next door with a dog park as well!

Thank Kristin N

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