Rock Island Lighthouse Tour

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This relaxing narrated tour will show you Clayton waterfront and many local islands. After leaving the dock at 39621 Chateau Lane you will pass the new pavilion in Clayton that is a replica of the train station that was where all the rich and famous started their vacation in the area. Our experienced tour guides take you on this tour explaining the history as it was at the turn of the century. Hear about famous 1900 Hotels and the Islands where they once stood along with the 1000 Islands Bridge, Thousand Island Park and visit Eel Bay the real heart of the Thousand islands.

Also stopping at Rock Island for one hour and visiting the lighthouse, museum, gift shop and walk the island. Rock Island Lighthouse is located in the Thousand Islands about 4.5 miles northeast of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York, off of Fisher’s Landing. Originally commissioned in 1847, it is one of six lights put up along the St. Lawrence River to guide traffic to and from Lake Ontario through the waterway. The Rock Island station is the best preserved, as all of its structures still survive. It was refitted in 1855, rebuilt in 1882, and moved in 1903. The light was closed in 1955 after more a century of service. Today, the lighthouse and island are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

2010 Restoration of Rock Island and its structures began, using federal and state funds. The goal of the work is to make Rock Island a tourist destination that describes the station and its keepers, and gives a glimpse into life on the St. Lawrence.


June 27 through Monday August 31 – 2:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Discount for active military and family (ID Required) type Military in the Promo code.

Rates: Adults $18.00 / Children (6 to 12 years) $12.00

Rock Island Admission: included

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