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Address: 1 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6091
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+1 914-338-0071

You can reach this historic 86-year-old lighthouse by boat tours from the...

You can reach this historic 86-year-old lighthouse by boat tours from the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

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a really nice day trip!

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... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Ron A
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 the boat.

1 Thank Ron A
Palenville, New York
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Catskillstream
Phoenicia, New York
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99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

what a lovey sight the rondout lighthouse.Its a great day for a whole family adventure . Book in the morning and enjoy this history like no other, you will enjoy, your time ...every minute!

1 Thank Yardbunny
Barnesville, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Got a good view of the lighthouse from the Hudson River Cruise ship Rip Van Winkle. Appears to be in good shape.

1 Thank Bruce N
Amsterdambased traveller
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152 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

It's a shame the main road "Roundout landing"doesn't follow the creek all the way, we actually had to do a little trespassing to get a good view at the lighthouse.

1 Thank reistu
Staten Island, New York, United States
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74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Have been travelling around getting photograph's in the Hudson Valley and this is worth the trip. It has a trail to walk and come around the waterfront where old railroad tracks are present and the lighthouse is just so beautiful sitting out in the water with rock paths to and from the house.

3 Thank Laura T
Kingston, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We boarded a Hudson Cruise boat at the HRMM and traveled to the mouth of the Rondout Creek to tour the lighthouse. The tour is led by a knowledgable guide who answers questions as well as narrating. Not handicapped accessible due to many stairs.

1 Thank RetiredTeacher2007
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

You have to want to visit this lighthouse. I sits amid the tidal flats so access even at low tide is almost impossible. You can see it pretty well from the park nestled between the co-gen station and the Kingston BMX park on Delaware. Go past the BMX park and go through the wrought iron gate on the right. Take... More 

1 Thank EZGoingTraveler10001
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The lighthouse tour on Rondout Creek and the Hudson River which we did yesterday on a sparkling fall day in the mid-Hudson Valley is an absolute must for anyone who appreciates the history and the beauty of the Kingston area. The 1871 Esopus Meadows Lighthouse has been fully restored and brings mid-19th Century travails on the river to life. While... More 

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