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Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point, NY 14555-9536
+1 315-483-4936
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A beautiful place to relax. History markers are out year round. When the light house museum is open... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lyons, New York
Wife and i

What a cool place. We were greeted by the Museum director and he gave us an in depth history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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7606 N Ontario St, Sodus Point, NY 14555-9536
+1 315-483-4936
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to relax. History markers are out year round. When the light house museum is open you can learn even more about the light house and it's history, plus you can climb to the top of the lighthouse. Great vista year round. Summer...More

Thank KSWF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool place. We were greeted by the Museum director and he gave us an in depth history of the light house,its artifacts and everything about its history. He also was a wealth of knowledge on the history of the area and when the...More

Thank ATMGUY63
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We were, I admit, very lucky to catch Joseph on a slow day. What a mine of information on all sorts of subjects. We discussed some of the battle of 1812, then the absurdities of the geology of the area, the size of the lake,...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We took a morning picnic on the public garden right beside the Museum at the site of the original lighthouse. Lovely day on the shore of Lake Ontario watching the yachts and water activities. Visited the Museum shop, but no time for entering the Museum...More

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This old lighthouse on the south bank of Lake Ontario is situated in the small village of Sodus Point. Most of the warm weather season this village is bustling. The lighthouse museum has great displays of how the light keeper lived and a lot of...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were too early and did not get to see the inside. Disappointing but we had a schedule to keep. The grounds and views made up for it. Beautiful!!!

Thank travelzoom2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We arrived at the lighthouse about an hour before a concert was due to be held on the lawn. As we parked we saw a bald eagle fly over the property. We had a wonderful tour of the lighthouse with an extremely knowledgeable woman who...More

Thank ktbenini
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The light house is a small museum. But you can learn a lot about the area's history and about maritime history on lake Ontario. They have special events, such as concerts on the lawn every Sunday during the summer.

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

While at the lighthouse, we received a tour in the museum by a very knowledgeable gentleman. Learning about the lighthouse and the Sodus Point area was very interesting. The lighthouse has a very nice little museum of collectibles, maps and other maritime artifacts. We were...More

Thank Vickie D
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the lighthouse on a beautiful but warm day. Views of Lake Ontario were exceptional. The grounds were immaculate with beautiful flowers. Great picnic area. The museum in the lighthouse was very interesting with lots to see; even a few items to occupy young children....More

Thank suztognotti
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