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Open House New York: Little Red Lighthouse

Saturday, October 19, 2019

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

The Little Red Lighthouse stopped being used as a functional lighthouse long ago, but over the years this 40-foot-high structure has become a beacon of another kind. Located underneath the George Washington Bridge along this treacherous section of the Hudson River once known as Jeffrey’s Hook, this is one of the few surviving lighthouses in New York City and it serves as a quaint reminder of the area’s history. 

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a tour of this historic landmark.

Location

181 Street and Riverside Drive in Fort Washington Park
Manhattan
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Enter the park from the pedestrian bridge.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(212) 304-2277

Categories

Education, History, Tours, Open House New York

Directions to Fort Washington Park

Know Before You Go

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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