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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-557-5450
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Great little visit

This is really a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. Very interesting and they allow total access to all buildings. Very cool

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is really a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. Very interesting and they allow total access to all buildings. Very cool

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been going there since the 50's. Has changed a lots since then but the views are amazing. There are people dressed up for the time period of the 1880's and the rooms have been restored to show how the rooms would have looked back then. Even has a small garden.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed everything about the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, the very beautiful and scenic San Diego Bay on one side and Pacific Ocean on the other. This is a great way to spend a few hours taking in the History of Cabrillo Monument, along with the beauty of the Point Loma Conservation Area.

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Midland,Mi.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great. We went in and walked around. It is setup like it was back when it was operational. The history of the families that lived there is interesting. The garden outside is plated with crops just like it was.

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Southern AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. There is a fee. The views are gorgeous, and the lighthouse set up like it was furnished in the old days. A large visitor center with books and souvenirs is on site. On the road below are tidal ponds to explore. It closes at 5 or so, so don't go late in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best part is to be able to see both US as well as Mexico settlements on both sides of border. Nice views of sea and San Diego. Loved the time spent there

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go back in the past to when candles lit the the pathway for sailors. Except for park entry fee, everything else is free. Great views of San Diego plus history!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small lighthouse in which they only allow you to see the living quarters of the keeper but you are not actually allowed up to see the light. Probably good because it is very tight in there. It's cute and there are some plaques to read but the view is average and it's not worth a special trip unless you... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice quiet walk up a hill to an amazing retired lighthouse and spectacular view, in same area as the Cabrillo monument so do it the same day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse is right next to Cabrillo monument, so you can see both in the same trip. The museum next to the lighthouse was informative as to the history.

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