Monday, June 25, 2012
Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
Image from the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum site
Yesterday, my husband surprised me with a trip to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, which is located in Sodus Bay, on Lake Ontario. The lighthouse was originally built in 1824, but had to be rebuilt in 1871. It became a museum in 1984.
The museum showed this history of the lighthouse, talked about Sodus Bay in the War of 1812 (every building except one was burnt down by the British), and showed beach fashion over the past 150 years. Included with admission is a guided tour and this was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. After the tour we walked to the top of the lighthouse which gives a great view of Sodus Bay. In the gift shop, I purchased a Lighthouse Passport and got my first stamp. I'm looking forward to visiting other lighthouses in the future.
After out tour ended, we wandered around the grounds a bit and looked at Lake Ontario. Unfortunately, it started to rain, so we were not able to explore as much as we had wanted. We then drove around the town a bit and headed home, stopping at a farm stand along the way.
If you are in the area, I definitely recommend checking out the museum.
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