The Little Red Lighthouse

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Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Fort Washington Park
Washington Heights Free
Built in 1880, this teeny structure is the sole remaining lighthouse in Manhattan. The lighthouse served as the inspiration for Hildegard H. Swift's 1942 children's book, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.
Venue name: The Little Red Lighthouse
Address: Fort Washington Park
New York

Cross street: 178th St at the Hudson River
Opening hours: Mid-May to Mid-October, Sat–Sun, 1pm–4pm
Transport: Subway: A to 181st St