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Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum

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Address: 1 Lighthouse Point Drive, Dunkirk, NY 14048
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A lot of time and effort has been put into establishing this museum. Okay, there are other, grander offerings when it comes to making history accessible to the public, but few can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of time and effort has been put into establishing this museum. Okay, there are other, grander offerings when it comes to making history accessible to the public, but few can match the volume and variety on show here. It has a wealth of social as well as military history and the guides obviously love their jobs. Being English... More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place, bring a picnic lunch, very interesting history there. A nice find in the neighboring town. I took a group of senior citizens from work and we had a nice day. Some had trouble getting into the house to look due to steps. Beautiful view.

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Thank Suemac25
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area with great historical displays on the grounds. Wonderful views of Lake Erie. Ghost tours available. They say the lighthouse is haunted!

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Thank Aj C
Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The gentleman who gave us our tour was very chatty and knowledgeable. We visited on a very clear day and so when we got to the top of the lighthouse, we had an excellent view. The main floor of the house was more interesting to me, but others in our tour group really were excited by the upstairs rooms dedicated... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Loved this stop! Our tour guide "Dave" was so informative and we learned a lot of lighthouse information as well as local history. Well worth your time. They also have military rooms that you could spend as much or as little time you'd like. I couldn't believe it but they even have a actual "torpedo". It might be small but... More 

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Iroquois, Canada
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have stopped here and took the guided tour.. Firstly our guide Dave was Brilliant!! He made the tour fun, informative and gave it a personal touch!! Thank you Dave we really enjoyed our visit!! Secondly, what an amazing gem this old lighthouse and light keepers house are! The history is very well preserved and so... More 

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Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The trip to the Lake Erie region was all about lighthouses and this lighthouse did not disappoint. Well kept grounds, easy to get to, and perfect hostesses. The lighthouse visitor center was getting a new roof, but the shop was still open. If you are in the area, it is a must see. Lake views are great too.

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Thank Billy W
Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

this was a unexpected part of our trip it is a beautiful place and the area is very clean with few shops to visit but they are little bit pricey ,

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

A very scenic and interesting place.We only walked the grounds and visited the gift shop area.Very nice lake views also. We enjoyed talking with the lady at the gift shop.Her and her husband volunteered there many,many years.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

WOW! What an amazing experience this was. We was given a tour by a young girl. She was amazing. I can't even get my kids to read a history book and this young lady was giving a very informative tour. Me and my wife learned a lot from her and we were very impressed with her knowledge. The view from... More 

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