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Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

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Address: Cape Vincent, NY

This lighthouse was erected in 1827 when its first lamps were fueled by...

This lighthouse was erected in 1827 when its first lamps were fueled by whale oil; today the buildings and grounds serve as an historical and educational resource for the public to enjoy.

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Awesome wonder of the world

There's not a lot to do here at the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse but it is a very nice place to go if you're in the Thousand Islands and looking for a small Drive this is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ben J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's not a lot to do here at the Tibbetts Point Lighthouse but it is a very nice place to go if you're in the Thousand Islands and looking for a small Drive this is the beginning of the st. Lawrence River and see all the ocean liners and ships come through here it's a very scenic view there is... More 

Thank Ben J
Bloomington, IN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Nova Scotia last Fall, we drove through Cape Vincent and spent some time looking around. Evidently the town holds a French festival every July. The area was settled by French and it was a strategic spot during both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The houses definitely have a European look to them and... More 

Thank Weyes1
Douglasville, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

What an amazing place. Quiet, refreshing. Only open for visitors for a few months a year. A breath taking view.

Thank Cheryl M
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Took the drive to Tibbets Point from Watertown where we were staying over for the night. What a gorgeous view, the sunset was amazing. Although the visitors center was closed still well worth the time. We did see a large freighter in the distance, would have been nice to see close up

Thank CJTom
Birmingham, Alabama
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445 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This peaceful point has a nice lighthouse & good water views. The lighthouse & caretaker house are both in fair condition. It was a nice find but I would not go far out of my way to search for it.

Thank beckaj01
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481 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoy the great views of the lighthouse. Sunset is probably the best time to visit. It is just beautiful. You can also stay here at the hostel. The new attendant is great and very nice.

Thank Daniel S
Binghamton, NY
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Honestly, part of the enjoyment of going to Tibbetts Point is seeing the nice homes on the drive there. The spot where the lighthouse is located is cool to see, at the confluence of the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. We saw a huge freighter going by. For a quarter, you can use the telescope and check out some... More 

Thank cgbingo
Fairport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Having been to over 160+ light houses in person, this one we visited a couple of years ago from land, it was great to finally see it from the water this past weekend!

Thank jjgalusha58
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I enjoyed the wind and the fresh smells on the point. Took some fantastic sunset photos. I stayed at the hostel too.

Thank Ready2GoTravel2
Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a great place to view the sunset. It is a nice walk from Cape Vincent. You can also see all the windmills on Wolfe Island.

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