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The First Natural Gas Lighthouse. Finished in 1829, the 40-foot tall Barcelona Lighthouse (Portland Harbor) was the very first natural gas lighthouse in the country. It was in Federal Lighthouse Service until 1859. At that time it became privately held through various owners until 2008, when New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation acquired it. Though it no longer has the original lens, nor is used for navigational purposes, it is still lit and visible today through an agreement with the Town of Westfield. The lighthouse is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places.Our Westfield holiday planning website makes visiting Barcelona Lighthouse State Park and other Westfield attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Barcelona Lighthouse State Park reviews
A beautiful historic lighthouse. I would have like to have peeked inside but I was happy just to see it. more »
It's a gem. Can't go in and the detached house (some sort of office or museum) was closed, so typical covid-era site - look from the outside but you can't go in. Nice little area by Lake Eire with..... more »
Barcelona Lighthouse was a great quick stop on the way home Niagara Falls. You can step into the lighthouse, but cannot climb the original stairs. We enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake and shoreline and speaking w the volunteer while looking at the displays. Expect to spend 15-20 minutes here. There is a pier nearby with public restrooms. We would definitely visit this lighthouse again.
One of my favorite summer places! I visit the beach there and it's always a fun time. There is even a little bit of shade to sit under on the beach. The drive through the area is also pleasant.
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