As part of Open House New York, I did a trip up to the NYC landmark: the Little Red Lighthouse. The lighthouse is officially called Jeffrey’s Hook Light and is located in Fort Washington Park under the George Washington Bridge. Many people will recognize the lighthouse from the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift and illustrated by Lynd Ward.
As part of Open House New York, we were able to go inside the lighthouse and up to the roof to look around. It was a gorgeous sunny day. Take a look.
Coming up on the lighthouse.
The lighthouse is out in the sun – note all the people standing out on the roof.
The tent out front was the registration tent for the tour.
The plaque out by the fence.
Looking up the lighthouse to the bridge.
Detail of the wall of the lighthouse.
Under the stairs inside of the lighthouse.
Looking up the main support pole.
I can see outside as we walk up the stairs.
Looking across the Hudson.
One of the rangers talking history.
The view from the top of the lighthouse.
To get out to the roof, you had to crawl through this hatch.
Railings, a river, and a bridge.
The light inside the lighthouse.
The hatch back inside the lighthouse.
A steep ladder back down.
The door back to the spiral staircase.
It’s a little dark in here despite the windows.
One ranger was very musically inclined and gave us a short concert.
The sun shines on the lighthouse.
Such a sunny day.
The grounds around the lighthouse.
Next week: I am out of town, so in TWO weeks we will see the Sigmund Freud sculpture that was briefly out by Madison Square Park this weekend.