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Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

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Address: 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555
Phone Number: +1 315-483-4936
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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.

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Had a Wedding Here!

This is where I watched my mother marry her high school sweetheart! It was beautiful and very classy! Despite the wind, it was a next-to-perfect location! Amazing views!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is where I watched my mother marry her high school sweetheart! It was beautiful and very classy! Despite the wind, it was a next-to-perfect location! Amazing views!

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pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Scenery is outstanding..flowers and garden was awesome..The town is very small with a few retardants on the water front..If you are up that way you must stop by..coast guard station is down the road from here

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Matawan, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint lighthouse with pretty grounds and lovely view of Lake Ontario. Gift shop employees were most helpful and super friendly.

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Spent one night in Sodus Bay. Cool place, would come back someday. The Sodus Bay Lighthouse has a lot of history & great view of Lake Ontario.

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WNY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The museum part is small but nicely done. A nice vantage point to view Lake Ontario and the first lighthouse I have ever been in that will let you walk up to the top and view from a realistic angle

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Rochester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Prettiest place In the area- bring some snacks and picnic!!! My son ran up and the the hill 20 times while I took in the Cape like vista!

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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.

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Great Falls, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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.

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