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Rondout Lighthouse

1 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6091
+1 914-338-0071
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Rip Van Winkle Boat Ride

The "Rip" departs the Rondout Creek for a nice 2 hour boatride along the Hudson River, seeing 2... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gliderTom
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Shrub Oak NY
Nice lighthouse

If you like lighthouses then you will like this lighthouse. It’s free and easy to get to. There is... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
worldtraveller715
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kingston, ny
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You can reach this historic 86-year-old lighthouse by boat tours from the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
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  • Average6%
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1 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6091
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Rip" departs the Rondout Creek for a nice 2 hour boatride along the Hudson River, seeing 2 lighthouses and all the Mansions. Decent bar on boards, great sunning [if you like that], and enclosed areas as well. Interesting narration too. All fro about $25....More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

If you like lighthouses then you will like this lighthouse. It’s free and easy to get to. There is a nice little hike nearby as well.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Scenic views, pleasant breezes and flowing water, tides and eddy's. It's historic, it's educational and it's there to keep everyone safe.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We saw this lighthouse while cruising the Hudson RIver. The guide told us about how the lighthouse keeper & his family lived in the house. It's only accessible via boat, so it would have been a unique life to say the least. Glad we were...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great docent so knowledgeable Mark. This is actually the third location. Very neat rooms , living quarters Can go all the way to the top. Sandy took out the power. The light is still in use but powered by solar. The city is not repairing...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Enjoyed this light house while on the river cruise, beautiful setting on the Hudson. A great historical landmark to add to my light house list.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Saw this lighthouse pretty close up on the Hudson River Cruise. Pretty cool. I think the only way to go inside it is if you go on a special lighthouse cruise since it's not connected by land.

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Before our travels we looked up information on this Rondout Lighthouse so it was pretty easy to find. The 2 parks were nice too. One had the view of the river of which we watched a large boat being pushed by a smaller one. They...More

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Following a brisk walk through the woods and marsh we reached the light house. Not open to the public while we were there, it does have 2 bedrooms available to overnight guests. Obviously right on the Hudson, it was cool and windy, but sighting a...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Not visible from the landing, but clearly seen from a park a mile or so up-river - or by taking a boat ride. On a small island in the middle of the Hudson River.

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Nana7320
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thank you so much for your kind words
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Nana7320
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Response from Lydia F | Reviewed this property |
Hudson River Cruises on the Rip Van Winkle...book through the Hudson River Museum in Kingston, the Lighthouse cruises take place in September and October & include the Esopus Meadow Lighthouse & catered lunch.
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Response from HappilyRetiredNYS |
Go to the Hudson River Maritime Museum site and select visit (at top), then Rondout lighthouse to get on an email list for information. You can also go to 'home' and contact the museum directly. There is no food allowed at... More
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