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National Lighthouse Museum

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The museum was difficult to find and the roads the gps told us to go led to dead ends. Construction... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Jessica A
interesting small museum about national & international lighthouses, located next to Staten Island Ferry terminal

This is an interesting small museum about national & international lighthouses, located next to... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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200 The Promenade At LIGHTHOUSE POINT, At Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, NY 10301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a ongoing project to inform people of the role light houses played in New York and it is coming a long fine. You can fault the people for what they have or lack of what they have. I suggest you do not take...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The museum was difficult to find and the roads the gps told us to go led to dead ends. Construction was blocking the view of the museum grounds. But this is a must see museum! My boyfriend loves lighthouses and throughly enjoy the visit. I...More

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Linda D, General Manager at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for alerting us to a possible GPS problem. This came up from other visitors. We know for sure that if you enter "National Lighthouse Museum" in Google Maps, it will take you do our front door. You saw the construction that will include our...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is an interesting small museum about national & international lighthouses, located next to Staten Island Ferry terminal building. It covers mostly the history of how the lighthouse service evolved in the US, and how the technology of lighthouses has improved. Note ongoing commercial construction...More

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Linda D, Executive Director at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thanks for taking the trouble to find us! We appreciate your visit. You know that we have big plans for the future, so please come back!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

There is so much history and many little gems on Staten Island, but not enough dollars to support everything. Let's hope the City, State, and Federal government start giving some dollars. Only wish the ugly Dept of Sanitation building was not in the way and...More

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lcdctrs, Director at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for your comments! Yes, better signage would be very helpful to our mission šŸ˜

Reviewed 28 July 2018

We did the evening Lighthouse Boat tour, it was great. The historian, who was the host was so full of history and knowledge. It was a wonderful tour.More

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Linda D, Executive Director at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Yes, the evening tour is a popular favorite! That tour also runs twice on weekends, during the day. We also have our Circumnavigation of Staten Island tour, where you can see the "back side" of Staten Island, seeing many things that are not visible from...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Took the Staten Island ferry over and it's a short walk with signs that guide you to the museum. We'll worth the entrance fee. Though it's small, it's packed with info. Don't skip the briefing when you enter, it's interesting. Personnel eager to answer your...More

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Linda D, General Manager at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are small now, but growing. Surely, you got the introduction that told you about our expansion plans. Be sure to look for our many special events during the winter months, and our new season of boat tours next year.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Previous reviews summed up the Lighthouse Museum really well. I'd add only (1) The docent, Jim, was just great in sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm (2) Don't drive, take the ferry and make it part of the experience. Follow directions from the terminal on the...More

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Linda D, General Manager at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

(4) Also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the tables outside while you enjoy the views of the passing ships!

Reviewed 13 July 2018

They offer guided tours here which are worth it. The grounds are interesting and have great views of the harbor.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This site was the depot for all lighthouse supplies to the US. Very interesting history. Renovations of the surrounding depot buildings in progress. Iā€™m glad we got there when it was still an intimate experience with personal guided tours. The area around gave great photo...More

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Linda D, Executive Director at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thanks for your compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Love lighthouses? Intrigued by lighthouse? Need to kill 30-40 minutes between ferry rides? As a relatively new museum they are off to a nice start. A perfect location, if you ignore all the construction. It is quite small, plan on 30-40 minutes. They are planning...More

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Linda D, Executive Director at National Lighthouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thanks for your compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. If you only saw placards, it seems you did not avail of our guided introduction, offered to every visitor by our very-knowledgeable docents. As far as interactive displays, and video and sound, those are...More

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JAY S
7 October 2017|
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Response from MikRiano |
If you mean a postal cachet, also known as a "First Day Cover" we have the grand opening commemorative cachet for sale in our gift shop, $5.00 plus sales tax.
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Yes we do! We have special edition note cards (with envelope) and postcards, all of Staten Island local lighthouses, and specially made for the National Lighthouse Museum. We also have "standard" postcards, of individual... More
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