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Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum

Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum Review

A beacon in the dark since 1826, this lighthouse still operates every night, using a Fresnel lens dating from an 1875 update, when the brick surround was built. (The 1826 structure is still intact inside.) On the first floor of the keeper's house are nautical history exhibits and rooms showing how the keeper and his family would have lived; the second floor is the veterans museum. Coast Guard boats on display include a 45-foot buoy tender. You can take a guided tour up to the tower.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Lighthouse Point, left on Point Dr. N off Rte. 5, Dunkirk, NY, 14048 | Map It
  • Phone: 716/366–5050
  • Cost: $6 grounds, museum, and tour; $1 grounds only
  • Hours: May, June, Sept., and Oct., Mon., Tues., and Thurs.–Sat. 10–2 (last tour at 1); July and Aug., Mon., Tues., and Thurs.–Sat. 10–4 (last tour at 2:30)
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  • Location: Fredonia and Dunkirk

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