8. Robins Reef Lighthouse

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Robins Reef Lighthouse, located on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River and viewable on the Staten Island Ferry was originally built in 1839. The present tower was built in 1883.

Bonus: Staten Island Lighthouse Museum

Staten Island Lighthouse Museum

Although not technically situated on the Hudson River, the National Lighthouse Museum, located in Staten Island’s St. George neighborhood, is definitely worth a visit.

Officially opened in 2015, the museum stands on the former site of the New York Marine Hospital, where immigrants found to be in questionable health conditions were quarantined (prior to the establishment of the Ellis Island processing center). The United States Lighthouse Service General Depot, the lighthouse operations center for the entire country, later replaced the hospital site in 1862.

Today, the museum is dedicated to preserving the maritime heritage of lighthouse of lighthouses and lightships for future generations.

Next, discover the Top 10 Secrets of Hudson River and discover the many Lighthouses of NYC