PO Box 94
7606 North Ontario Street
Sodus Point, NY 14555

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

The Sodus Bay Historical Society operates the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, which is housed in an 1870 Lighthouse. Museum displays include both local historical items and Lake Ontario related maritime items. The Museum is open five days a week from May through October. A self-guided tour pamphlet is available. Visitors may also climb the tower for a magnificent view of Lake Ontario, stroll through the gardens, or browse in the museum gift shop. Our July Independence Extravaganza features a Pancake Breakfast, a 5-K race, a Kiddie Parade, an Arts and Crafts show, and the first of our free outdoor concerts (which run from July 4 through Labor Day weekend). We feature such popular artists as Gap Mangione's Big Band, John Dady, Loren and Mark, and many other well-known musicians. A variety of music styles can be heard throughout the summer, and attendance averages 500 and above each Sunday. Volunteers operate a food concession for concertgoers, and there are two ice cream socials held during the season. The Museum is part of the Seaway Trail, and tour groups visit frequently. Educational programs and tours for local area school children are also offered, including "Fun Science at the Lighthouse." Our beautiful grounds are a popular spot for weekend weddings, and we are always booked up from spring through fall. Our volunteer gardeners tend the lovely gardens that surround the lighthouse. The gardens are visited throughout the summer by area garden clubs. Above all else, the Sodus Bay Historical Society is about our historic lighthouse and the wonderful artifacts housed within. We offer our many lectures and other programs to entice visitors to our location and to be a good neighbor to our extended families in surrounding counties. We are one of the most photographed sites on Lake Ontario and attract over 20,000 visitors each year.

We focus on: Education, Arts and Culture

Where we are: Wayne

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