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Rondout Lighthouse

1 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6091
+1 914-338-0071
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A light in the dark

Scenic views, pleasant breezes and flowing water, tides and eddy's. It's historic, it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston, New York
Beautiful lighthouse!

We saw this lighthouse while cruising the Hudson RIver. The guide told us about how the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Salisbury, North Carolina
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You can reach this historic 86-year-old lighthouse by boat tours from the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
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1 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6091
+1 914-338-0071
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic views, pleasant breezes and flowing water, tides and eddy's. It's historic, it's educational and it's there to keep everyone safe.

Thank CaptPixalot
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We saw this lighthouse while cruising the Hudson RIver. The guide told us about how the lighthouse keeper & his family lived in the house. It's only accessible via boat, so it would have been a unique life to say the least. Glad we were...More

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great docent so knowledgeable Mark. This is actually the third location. Very neat rooms , living quarters Can go all the way to the top. Sandy took out the power. The light is still in use but powered by solar. The city is not repairing...More

Thank Safetyguy_328
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Enjoyed this light house while on the river cruise, beautiful setting on the Hudson. A great historical landmark to add to my light house list.

Thank sallyg899
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Saw this lighthouse pretty close up on the Hudson River Cruise. Pretty cool. I think the only way to go inside it is if you go on a special lighthouse cruise since it's not connected by land.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Before our travels we looked up information on this Rondout Lighthouse so it was pretty easy to find. The 2 parks were nice too. One had the view of the river of which we watched a large boat being pushed by a smaller one. They...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Following a brisk walk through the woods and marsh we reached the light house. Not open to the public while we were there, it does have 2 bedrooms available to overnight guests. Obviously right on the Hudson, it was cool and windy, but sighting a...More

Thank ilgdvm
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Not visible from the landing, but clearly seen from a park a mile or so up-river - or by taking a boat ride. On a small island in the middle of the Hudson River.

2  Thank David Z
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A nice way to spend an afternoon. It's a pleasnt boat ride to the light house or houses as they somtimes visit two or three light houses. Its more enjoyable on a nice day as the water is calm and you can sit outside on...More

2  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Absolutely stunning. Go at high tide near sunset or sunrise for amazing photo ops. Shoot photos of the train station across the river or the Roundout creek your choice! Very easy paddle from Kingston.

2  Thank Catskillstream
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22 April 2016|
Response from Laura T | Reviewed this property |
thank you so much for your kind words
28 March 2016|
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Response from Lydia F | Reviewed this property |
Hudson River Cruises on the Rip Van Winkle...book through the Hudson River Museum in Kingston, the Lighthouse cruises take place in September and October & include the Esopus Meadow Lighthouse & catered lunch.
16 August 2015|
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Response from HappilyRetiredNYS |
Go to the Hudson River Maritime Museum site and select visit (at top), then Rondout lighthouse to get on an email list for information. You can also go to 'home' and contact the museum directly. There is no food allowed at... More