New York City

Little Red Lighthouse Tour

Take a tour of The Little Red Lighthouse, from the famed children’s storybook! Built in 1880, the 40-foot tower was moved in 1921 to Jeffrey’s Hook, a rocky point on the Hudson River near Manhattan’s northern edge. Climb the staircase to the lantern room, which contains a working lens that blinks at barges and passenger ships sailing under the George Washington Bridge. While visiting the Lighthouse, a ranger will also give your group a guided tour of the park, sharing facts and stories about Revolutionary War history at Fort Washington, as well as about the park’s natural history.
 
Contact Info
Address: Fort Washington Park, 178th Street & Hudson River, New York, NY 10033. New York County. Tel: 212-628-2345. www.nycgovparks.org. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts/English, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.