Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point

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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  • at $6.00 it's worth the price of admission, plus it supports a good cause. take the guided tour and go to the top of the lighthouse  more »
  • You can climb up to the top and look out. The building is pretty. The museum is well done and, at least on this day, we had a guided tour of the contents.  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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