The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse, Stony Point

The Stony Point Light is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River. It is located at the Stony Point Battlefield in Stony Point, New York.


The lighthouse was built in 1826 by Thomas Phillips, to warn ships away from the rocks of the Stony Point peninsula. The completion of the Erie Canal the previous year, which linked New York City to America's heartland, increased traffic on the Hudson River dramatically, and the need for navigational aids was paramount.


Its design is an octagonal pyramid, made entirely of stone. In service for nearly 100 years, the lighthouse had a series of keepers, most notably the Rose family. The Rose home is also on the Historic Register.


The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1925 and was acquired by the parks commission in 1941. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Through the efforts of the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, the Palisades Park Interstate Commission, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, restoration of the lighthouse began in 1986. The exterior was repaired and painted and the lantern was reglazed. On October 7, 1995, restoration was complete, and the light was activated for the first time in 70 years. The automatic light, operated by solar power, beams a flash of light once every four seconds. It is open to the public.
Stony Point Light is shown on the NOAA Chart 12343
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  • A nice piece of land on the Hudson River. On special occasions, they have volunteers in Revolutionary War period costumes providing interesting details on that period. A lot of mosquitoes in the.....  more »
  • The stony point lighthouse battlefield. Was neat. Thats about it, we stayed for 25 minutes. If you have a wheelchair or the elderly handicapped with you then park at the top of the hill. Then you...  more »
  • Made the trip up to see the light and got a bonus with the battlefield history. Fantastically kept park with many points of interest. Paths are in great shape, views are breathtaking, and it’s a...  more »
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  • Nice park, history, and views from the lighthouse area. I was here in August on a nice summer day. Good place to relax and walk around.
  • Nice park, well groomed grounds. Parking is nowhere near light house. Serious up hill walk. There were a couple of handicap spots and two staff spots right by museum.
  • Nice place to visit. View of Hadson river is so beautiful and good walk from parking lot to the lighthouse.
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  • Beautiful view of the hudson. Very peaceful place
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