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Old Lighthouse Museum

Stonington, CT
+1 860-535-1440
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Beautiful Little Light

Since the summer season hadn't started yet we were only able to see the lighthouse exterior, but... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire
via mobile
Wow! Amazing!

What a great place to see and explore the amazing history of Stonington! If you're a history buff... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Jamie A
Stonington, Connecticut
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Stonington, CT
+1 860-535-1440
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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

Thank chiefwahoo1989
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
Reviewed 5 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 hughesme54
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...More

1  Thank nwobie
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...More

Thank mjpileggi
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.

Thank atlantagor
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

1  Thank Lungbuster
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.

Thank BoscoW52
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

1  Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
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...More

Thank RGinCT
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