Sheffield Island Lighthouse tour

Norwalk, CT

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Address: 132 Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854, USA Number: 203 838 9444 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The Sheffield Island Lighthouse is a part of Connecticut history, so what better way to spend a day in this amazing state that to learn all about it!

Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tours are a great way to experience the historic 1868 lighthouse - which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Pretty amazing! It was actually in service for an amazing 34 years, before it retired way back in 1902. It had a pretty incredible life!

Today, the lighthouse and the grounds are a nature preserve, as well as a museum, and luckily for you - a great place to visit for a family day out!

At the Sheffield Island dock, all families can just board the Seaport ferry for the day ahead. Once on the island, you can get your tour underway! The lighthouse itself is fascinating, with it's 10 rooms showcasing some pretty awesome period furniture, which gives a chance for kids to experience what it would have been like to be a light keeper in the 19th century. Kids - do you think it's something you would wanted to have done?

If you are at the top of the lighthouse, on a clear day you can see all the way over to the New York skyline! 

Also on the island is a beautiful nature trail through the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge, where there is a viewing platform to give you the best chance of looking at the nesting herons and other birds. 

History, nature, and Connecticut - a pretty amazing family day out. Don’t forget those cameras!

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How much does it cost?



$22 round trip



$12 (ages 4 - 12), $5 under 3.


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Any top tips?


Reservations aren't required but it's always best you do, and arrive 30 minutes before departure!

I'm Hungry!


Best to grab some snacks before your tour so you don't go hungry! There are plenty of place in the town to find something.

Healthy Eating Make sure you bring plenty of water!

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Where is it at?


The dock address is 10 N. Water Street, on the corner of Water and Washington Streets.

You can park in the Maritime Parking Lot.

Need a little extra help?


Just give them a call ahead of time if you have any disabilities, and they can advise you on the best tour for you!

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When can we go?

Cruises and tours 11am daily, as well as 3pm Mon, Thurs & Fri, and 2pm/3:30pm weekends and holidays.

Memorial Day to Labor Day

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