8. Southeast Lighthouse

This Gothic Revival lighthouse from 1874 on the south shore atop Mohegan Bluff is a national landmark. It was noted for both its architectural and technological sophistication in the official landmark designation report, which also stated that “the lighthouse and keepers quarters were meant to be showpieces for the U.S. Lighthouse Bureau. They were among the most elaborate built during the 1870s. ”

In the summer, the lighthouse is open to the public and for guided tours to the top. The bottom of the lighthouse has a museum and gift shop. The latest restoration was completed in 2003.