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Old Lighthouse Museum

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Address: Stonington, CT
Phone Number: +1 860-535-1440
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of...

A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.

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Interesting Small Museum

Fantastic old lighthouse building housing a small but interesting museum. Many artifacts from lighthouse and seafaring times. Self guided and you can climb to the tower for some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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East Haven, Connecticut
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East Haven, Connecticut
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic old lighthouse building housing a small but interesting museum. Many artifacts from lighthouse and seafaring times. Self guided and you can climb to the tower for some awesome water views. Included in the admission price is the Captain Nathaniel Palmer House which is quite the bargain ...2 historical sites for under $10.

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Frederick, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

DH and I visited the Old Lighthouse Museum in early October. We enjoyed the artifacts, which were on two floors. We even went to the top of the lighthouse. Thank goodness we were there on a cool day, as it was hot inside the tiny room (max of 5-6 people). At the end of the road is the parking lot... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was a short walk down water street from where we were staying, a great piece of history, you can read all about it on the stonington preservation society's website.

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Brownsville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

While staying in Stonington my wife and I decided to stop in and see this light. We have an affinity for lighthouses and stopped in here. Nice stop if you are in Stonington

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Down a couple of very neat shops and tight carriage era streets and you arrive at the Lighthouse and Museum. Much has been written so I will just state how beautiful the view from the point is and so peaceful the day we were there.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great stop with small shops and cafes in the area. Beach open to the public seasonal. Quaint town worth the stop

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So. Windsor, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Old Lighthouse Museum, in Stonington, is a small but interesting place. It has a number of artifacts from the glory days of the early and mid 1800s, when Connecticut’s sailors ventured all over the world — one of them reputedly discovered Antarctica. The Museum features treasures they brought back with them, like magnificent pieces of carved ivory and cloisonné... More 

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Thank RGinCT
Nutley, NJ
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great little museum to visit if you are staying in the Borough. Easy walk from the center of town, great views outside and very interesting exhibits and artefacts inside. Make sure you climb to the top!

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We came across this delightful museum whilst wandering around Stonington. It is a great example of local history brought to life through an old historic building and with some interesting artefacts. Well worth popping into if you are interested in local maritime matters. We followed the visit with a walk to the point close by, where there is a car... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in because our ticket for the nearby N. B. Palmer house / museum also got us in here for free. There is lots of great exhibits around whaling, ice cutting, the lighthouse and the Battle of Stonington. Well worth the stop in to take a look.

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