Little Red Lighthouse, New York City

#50 of 118 in Historic Sites in New York City
Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Little Red Lighthouse, officially Jeffrey's Hook Light, is a small lighthouse located in Fort Washington Park along the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York City, under the George Washington Bridge. It was made notable by the 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift, illustrated by Lynd Ward. The lighthouse stands on Jeffrey's Hook, a small point of land that supports the base of the eastern pier of the bridge, which connects Washington Heights, Manhattan, to Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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  • Don't miss this little gem of a historical spot made famous by the book "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge" by Hildegarde Swift. The lighthouse was decommissioned years ago but its.....  more »
  • I grew up in NY and didn’t know about the little red lighthouse. In a sunny day in August we took a short walk to enjoy the river views, the lighthouse, and the novelty of walking under the bridge...  more »
  • I loved this. We got here on a bike ride and it was super peaceful. The view was incredible and a few people were even tanning hahaha. I feel like this is a hidden gem since not many people seem to know about it. And if they do, then I’m glad is not crowded at all and kept clean.
  • My favorite place to cycle and chill. Go in early morning for a meditative moment - am always amazed how empty it is in the early AM. A treasure!! And they have a fall lighthouse fest and open the lighthouse for tours!

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