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Old Lighthouse Museum

7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
+1 860-535-1440
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Interesting visit - climb the ladder to get the view!

On a recent girls' weekend trip to Stonington, we stopped at the Old Lighthouse Museum. Lots of... read more

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Donna S
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Agawam, Massachusetts
Beautiful building

The Old Lighthouse Museum is opened May-October 10am-5pm. We visited in April so we weren’t allowed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RamonaL34
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
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"historical society"
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"walk up"
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"self guided"
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"two floors"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"main street"
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"quaint town"
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"panoramic view"
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"history buff"
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Reviewed today

On a recent girls' weekend trip to Stonington, we stopped at the Old Lighthouse Museum. Lots of pictures and memorabilia added to the interest level. Two glass plates in the floor showed the old well and sub-cellar. Best part was climbing the ladder to the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Old Lighthouse Museum is opened May-October 10am-5pm. We visited in April so we weren’t allowed access inside the building. It was still worth it to have a look around the grounds. It’s a beautifully constructed building and I am sure the views from the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found the Old Light House Museum, by chance after originally wanting to visit the Mystic Aquarium on a cool rainy Saturday, skipped the aquarium due to the overwhelming crowds. Have lived in Ct. my whole life and never ventured to Stonington Borough, so we...More

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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

2  Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed 8 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.

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Reviewed 16 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

3  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

3  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

2  Thank glitterqueen1975
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Reviewed 24 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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Jack L
15 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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