Fort Washington Park
>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.
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.
Directions to Fort Washington Park
Know Before You Go
Fort Washington Park
The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is temporarily closed. The support structure and the surface decking will be repaired starting Monday, Oct. 1. Repairs should take about 30 days to complete, depending upon weather and site conditions. Detour: If you are approaching the Amtrak bridge from the north, please use the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive to access local streets. You can re-enter the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. If you are approaching the bridge from the south, please exit the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. You can re-enter the Greenway via the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive. Please follow us @nycparks on Twitter or check this page again for updates as soon as we know when the bridge will re-open.
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