Go inside the historic “Little Red Lighthouse” in Fort Washington Park on a private tour for Untapped Cities Insiders led by an Urban Park Ranger. While you climb the long iron staircase to the top of the tower, a Park Ranger will provide information about the history of this unique landmark, which is rarely open to group tours. You will also learn about the natural and human history of the surrounding area including Fort Washington Park, The George Washington Bridge and the Hudson River as you walk down to the lighthouse from Washington Heights.

The Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children’s literary landmark “The Little Red Lighthouse.” This 40-foot tall structure is one of the few surviving lighthouses in New York City. When the George Washington Bridge opened in 1931, the brighter lights of the bridge made the lighthouse obsolete. It was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1948. The lighthouse’s nickname comes from the children’s book “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge,” written by Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward in 1942.

DATES: Thursday, October 25th from 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Friday, October 26th from 12:00PM to 1:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 30 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: For both days will open on Thursday, October 11th, at 12 PM EST

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 9/14 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 9/14 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at insiders@untappedcities.com so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.