2. Rondout Lighthouse

Rondout Lighthouse

Built in 1915, the brick Rondout (II) Lighthouse (also known as the Kingston Lighthouse) marks the entrance to the Rondout Creek and remains fully operational to this day. It is owned by the city of Kingston and is maintained by the Hudson River Maritime Museum, which frequently hosts boat tours to the lighthouse.

The current Rondout Lighthouse, constructed out of yellow brick and featuring two-and-a-half stories, replaced two others structures before it: the first was a flimsy, wooden lighthouse which stood until 1867, when it was replaced by “Rondout I,” a bluestone house with a granite tower that has since been torn down.