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Old Lighthouse Museum

7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
+1 860-535-1440
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Cool little place

We drove to see this, but unfortunately it was raining and we didn't want to park down the road and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lowell, Massachusetts
WOW! Didn't want to leave!

The history in this building is amazing that you won't want to leave. This charming 2-story... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Lynbrook, New York
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A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422
+1 860-535-1440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to see this, but unfortunately it was raining and we didn't want to park down the road and walk up to the building.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

The history in this building is amazing that you won't want to leave. This charming 2-story lighthouse dates back to the 1700's and the museum inside gives you the history of Stonington and the Battle of 1814... so many items to look at that you...More

1  Thank quiltyny
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This museum ticket also allows you to have a guided tour through the Palmer House. The tour had very knowledgeable people to guide you and the history of the lighthouse is very interesting. So much I did not know about lighthouses in general and the...More

1  Thank saw55
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We drove through this quaint little village and parked at the public beach area right next to the lighthouse. The inside of the light tower is a stone staircase followed by a metal ladder. If you are able to make that climb the view of...More

1  Thank Minnesota42
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My husband and I enjoy seeking out lighthouses and this was a really nice one to find. After climbing the 29 circular steps and a short ladder to reach the top of the tower, you will have a beautiful panoramic view overlooking the harbor and...More

1  Thank glitterqueen1975
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Old Lighthouse museum is small but we found it to be quite worth the modest price of admission. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse to see the surrounding area, and the view is quite extensive on a clear day. The museum...More

1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Since the summer season hadn't started yet we were only able to see the lighthouse exterior, but that was worth the trip for us. First, the location in Stonington is such a wonderfully quaint town. Down the wonderful main street to the seaside houses to...More

1  Thank chiefwahoo1989
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place to see and explore the amazing history of Stonington! If you're a history buff like me, there tons of historical memorabilia and stories to entertain you. And the curator has plenty of knowledge too! Great for families!

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Interesting small, local history museum run by the Stonington Historical Society. Local industries and seafaring histories displayed. On a clear day, a panoramic view from the tower of the ocean and three states. Nearby parking lot for the small beach can get crowded on a...More

1  Thank hughesme54
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic old lighthouse building housing a small but interesting museum. Many artifacts from lighthouse and seafaring times. Self guided and you can climb to the tower for some awesome water views. Included in the admission price is the Captain Nathaniel Palmer House which is quite...More

1  Thank nwobie
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