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>Open House New York: Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse

Saturday, October 13, 2018

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

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Rediscover the history of this unique landmark. As part of Open House New York, join the Urban Park Rangers on guided tours of Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse.

Erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, it has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

This open house is first come, first served.


Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park Accessible
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Due to the West 180th St. pedestrian bridge closure at Fort Washington Park, access to the Lighthouse has changed.

For pedestrian access from the south, enter the park at 158th street and walk north along the Hudson River Greenway to the George Washington Bridge, where the Lighthouse is located.

For pedestrian access from northern Washington Heights or Inwood, walk south one block at 181st and Riverside Drive. At the end of the sidewalk take the tunnel under the Henry Hudson Parkway Northbound. Make a left at the end of the tunnel and follow the signed rustic path to the W. 172nd Street Pedestrian Bridge over the Amtrak tracks. Continue north to the Lighthouse along the Greenway.

For bicycle access and more information about the closure, please visit the Fort Washington Park page on our site.



Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(212) 304-2277


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ParkFort Washington Park

The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is open to the public. The width of the bridge has been narrowed for safety reasons. Bikers will be asked to dismount their bikes to cross the bridge. An active capital project will fully repair the outer support structures of the bridge and restore it to its original width. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker to track the progress of this project.

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