Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point

#12 of 43 in Historic Sites in Finger Lakes
Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
The Sodus Bay Historical Society operates a local history museum in the Sodus Bay Lighthouse, which was built in 1870. Exhibitions include lighthouse tools, Fresnel lenses, maritime artifacts, ship models, railroads and trolleys, and a commemoration of the War of 1812 Battle of Sodus Point. Visitors can climb the lighthouse tower, enjoy beautiful gardens, and shop for unique gifts. The grounds are available for weddings. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, from May 1 through October 31.
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  • We had a delightful time visiting the lighthouse and touring the museum. Bill and Marsha were both a wealth of information on both the lighthouse itself as well as the history of Sodus Point as a...  more »
  • A spectacular view of 2 light houses and gardens. Additional light house museum available. Access to gardens and grounds free. Easy to get to....  more »
  • I Love This Place! Take The Tour! A Must See! I make it a point to visit the Sodus Bay Lighthouse & Museum every year I go up to Upstate NY! The lighthouse/museum staff are very friendly and informative. You learn about various historical facts and events like the life of the lighthouse keeper then and now, the town, the war of 1812 and so on. You'll see ships navigation tools, tools to run a lighthouse, the "footprint" of the original lighthouse, etc. The best part is climbing up the spiral staircase to see the actual light and look out to see Lake Ontario, Sodus Bay, the Active Lighthouse and Chimney Bluffs ❤
  • definitely worth the stop. we had a wonderful tour guide and it was a very nice collection. just enough stuff to see and read about without being overwhelmed. plus an excellent photo op/view from the top.

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