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“Lovely little lighthouse”

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely little lighthouse with neat attractive grounds. The admission price is reasonable and the guides were very informative. There were many items of interest on display and then you could climb into the lighthouse tower. But the tower is quite small. You can see the currently active lighthouse and also Chimney Bluffs in the distance. there is a small gift shop with interesting items. Well worth a stop.

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

A quiet out of the way piece of great lakes history. The charge of $4 is well worth it. The grounds are well kept (and it's adjacent to a town park as well) with great views of Sodus bay and lake Ontario. Inside the museum (small but packed with some great artifacts & local history) you'll start with a self guided tour or a staff guided one. Our guide (Sharron) is a walking textbook of all things in the area.after she brings you up to speed on all things Sodus, you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and admire the view. (word of caution-even with a fan going, it gets HOT up there, so if iit's hot out, I wouldn't spend too long lingering up there). There's a small gift shop in the museum too. There are a few things to see outdoors as well. the whole thing will take about an hour,and like so many historical places, this is a non-profit place trying to keep the doors open for everyone to enjoy, so don't complain about the $4 buck-it's worth it.
[Note: there is a sign posted that restrooms are for customers only.apparently this is cause for complaint to some folks as we witnessed nearly a dozen folks looking soley for the restrooms. It was explained to them that this is not public property and that public facilities are close by]

3  Thank wm H
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The 'Old Lighthouse Museum has a guided tour filled with facinating history. A climb to the top of the lighthouse provides a beautiful view of Lake Ontario.

1  Thank Dad C
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We just did a trip along the Seaway Trail and came upon this beautiful lighthouse and it's beautiful location. The point the lighthouse sits on is breathtaking. The local garden club does an wonderful job with all the grounds the lighthouse sits on. The inside of the lighthouse is a great museum and the ladies who staff it are very friendly and knowledgeable of it's history. Climbing the actual lighthouse rewards you with a great view of the lake and surrounding areas. Clean restrooms are on sight along with park benches so you can take in all the gorgeous views.

3  Thank ElaineB6509
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We found this wonderful lighthouse museum by chance on one beautiful friday morning, when we happened to be driving in the neighbourhood. We didn't catch the quided tour from the beginning, but no worried, the friendly, bearded tour quide gave us a private tour afterwards. We enjoyed the inspiring presentation on the history of Sodus Point, the interesting artifacts and the great view from the lighthouse tower. Would highly recommend!

2  Thank XharryW
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