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Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point

#12 of 24 in Historic Sites in Finger Lakes
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
The Sodus Bay Historical Society operates a local history museum in the Sodus Bay Lighthouse, which was built in 1870. Exhibitions include lighthouse tools, Fresnel lenses, maritime artifacts, ship models, railroads and trolleys, and a commemoration of the War of 1812 Battle of Sodus Point. Visitors can climb the lighthouse tower, enjoy beautiful gardens, and shop for unique gifts. The grounds are available for weddings. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, from May 1 through October 31.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Very charming little museum. The volunteers were extremely friendly and willing to answer any questions. They have quite an extensive collection about the various lighthouse. Admission includes access...  more »
  • The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum intrigued me by its beauty. I decided to go to the H. Lee White Marine Museum, as they had a boat to bring people to this lighthouse. The boat was closed until the summ...  more »
  • Beautiful vintage lighthouse overlooking Sodus Bay. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous with flowers beds, benches to enjoy the lake view, and wildlife. We saw a group of baby groundhogs, and spotted a Baltimore Oriole!! Worth the trip!
  • The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is a beautiful location for watching the sunrise and the light cast across the lake makes for a beautiful view of the sunset as well. Of course different times of the year are better than others. In order to take wedding pictures here, you have to pay (or come during hours the museum is closed) It is a nice property to walk and is well maintained.
  • Our Trip along New York’s Lake Front region and took us past the Sodus Point Light was built on Sodus Point on Lake Ontario, New York. The lighthouse tower is a square, pyramidal cast iron tower on a concrete and stone pier. It is white with red trim. The lighthouse is owned by the Town of Sodus Point, New York. The lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Great little historic site with nice guided tours available. Stunning views !
  • Interesting museum...fantastic can hike

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