City of New York Parks & Recreation
Contact Address Information:
c/o Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Tower Height: 40
Height of Focal Plane: 40
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 3 seconds.
Description of Tower: Red, conical cast iron tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1921
Date Present Tower Built: 1880
Date Deactivated: 1947-2002
Optics: 300 mm
Current Use: Attraction in city park, private aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
Scheduled tours are offered from spring through fall by the New York City Urban Park Rangers. For tour information, call (212) 304-2365.
Take the "A" train or drive to 181st Street. Walk west on 181st Street over a footbridge down the hill along a winding path into Fort Washington Park and the lighthouse.