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Old Lighthouse Museum

7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
+1 860-535-1440
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Nice old building

Nice old building. No longer used as a lighthouse, used as a museum now. Parking is down the street... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
AAHolt
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United States
Cool little place

We drove to see this, but unfortunately it was raining and we didn't want to park down the road and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
SNUZYQZ
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Nice old building. No longer used as a lighthouse, used as a museum now. Parking is down the street so be aware of that. If you have mobility issues and you have someone who can drop you off, they can leave you right at the...More

1  Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We drove to see this, but unfortunately it was raining and we didn't want to park down the road and walk up to the building.

Thank SNUZYQZ
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The history in this building is amazing that you won't want to leave. This charming 2-story lighthouse dates back to the 1700's and the museum inside gives you the history of Stonington and the Battle of 1814... so many items to look at that you...More

2  Thank quiltyny
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This museum ticket also allows you to have a guided tour through the Palmer House. The tour had very knowledgeable people to guide you and the history of the lighthouse is very interesting. So much I did not know about lighthouses in general and the...More

2  Thank saw55
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We drove through this quaint little village and parked at the public beach area right next to the lighthouse. The inside of the light tower is a stone staircase followed by a metal ladder. If you are able to make that climb the view of...More

2  Thank Minnesota42
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

My husband and I enjoy seeking out lighthouses and this was a really nice one to find. After climbing the 29 circular steps and a short ladder to reach the top of the tower, you will have a beautiful panoramic view overlooking the harbor and...More

1  Thank glitterqueen1975
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The Old Lighthouse museum is small but we found it to be quite worth the modest price of admission. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse to see the surrounding area, and the view is quite extensive on a clear day. The museum...More

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Since the summer season hadn't started yet we were only able to see the lighthouse exterior, but that was worth the trip for us. First, the location in Stonington is such a wonderfully quaint town. Down the wonderful main street to the seaside houses to...More

1  Thank chiefwahoo1989
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place to see and explore the amazing history of Stonington! If you're a history buff like me, there tons of historical memorabilia and stories to entertain you. And the curator has plenty of knowledge too! Great for families!

Thank Jamie A
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Interesting small, local history museum run by the Stonington Historical Society. Local industries and seafaring histories displayed. On a clear day, a panoramic view from the tower of the ocean and three states. Nearby parking lot for the small beach can get crowded on a...More

1  Thank Mary H
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Jack L
16 January 2018|
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Response from quiltyny | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes there is a huge parking lot at the end of the street which is just a very short walk to the museum and if you park facing west you will enjoy the most beautiful sunset over the water.
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